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Hello, welcome to the User page of Bdfoster!

Here, I will be posting my setup, thoughts, and other random junk that I come across, all LMCE related.



  • Motherboard: ASUS M3N78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD
  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition
  • RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
  • Extra NIC: Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
  • HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • FDD: SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Model MPF920 Black
  • DVD Drive: LG Black 2MB Cache SATA
  • Display: Hitachi 32" LCD Television, International Version, RS-232
  • (Planned) TV Tuner: Hauppauge PVR-500 Dual-Tuner NTSC
  • Set top box: Scientific Atlanta AFN Satellite Decoder

Media Director 1 (Planned)

  • Motherboard: ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD
  • Processor: TBD
  • RAM: TBD
  • HDD: TBD if any
  • DVD Drive: LG Black 2MB Cache SATA
  • Display: TBD


  • NETGEAR GS108 10/100/1000Mbps ProSafe Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
  • NETGEAR WPN824v2 RangeMax MIMO Wireless Router (used as access point)


  • X100p FXO Card
  • Linksys SPA-921 Corded VoIP Phone
    • Linksys WBP54G Wireless Dongle
  • Cisco 7920 Wireless-G VoIP Phone
  • X-Lite on bdfoster's laptop
    • HP Pavilion dv6436nr
  • X-Lite on bdfoster's wife's laptop
    • HP Touchsmart tx2z

Presently using Alpha7

Projects/To-Do List


  • Setup Cisco Wireless Phone
  • Setup x100p FXO Card
  • Get wake-up calls to work for me


  • Find some good wireless Z-Wave Motion Sensors, battery powered.


  • Need to find another Access Point to set up for outside, stronger signal inside


Make a poor man's sprinkler system using Z-Wave:

  • Be able to use on 120/220 volt (transformer is fine)
  • Be able to use on 50/60hz (going to be tough)
  • Modular, to be able to pick it up and go when I move.
  • Not able to dig up yard, so I can't do that

So, here is what I have so far:

  • Intermatic HomeSettings Outdoor Z-Wave Appliance Module ($25)
  • Honeywell AT140A1042 Universal Mount 24 Volt Transformer ($27)
  • Nelson Solenoid 7962 ($11)
  • A 5 foot legnth of hose ($5)
  • Various fittings ($10)

Going to try and find cheaper parts, but this is a good start I believe.