Well tonight I finally got down to the business of drawing out the overview of my current and future home network infrastructure. I’ve got plans for the obvious network attached storage, audio/video services, and wireless. Going into the future, I’m planning an offsite network with VPN connectivity to the home network. The offsite network would be used for backup purposes and remote access at that site.

I’d forgotten what other items I had planned for the network, but now I’ve got a nice Visio drawing of the basic architecture, and will supplement that with more detailed drawings as I rebuild each portion. The fun part will be the re-design with newer components that were not available when I first started my home network.

Anyway, there are so many new products out there, and new ways of doing things that I had to “invent” previously – it should be much simpler this time around!

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