System Description

The main computer in the office/ham shack is a custom-built 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad 2600 (Turbo Boost to 3.8 GHz) with a 500 GB SSD, a 1 TB HDD and 16 GB of RAM, running under Windows 7 Professional (64-bit, SP1). This machine is a hardwired client on a small SOHO 802.11b/g wireless LAN using an FTTH router and a Wi-Fi access point. A  signal booster connected to the access point "fills in the holes" in the RF coverage. The local Telco ISP provides broadband high-speed Internet service via the router. A  network printer and a 4 TB  NAS are also hardwired to the router, and are accessible from any of the other clients.

The other client PC is a wireless Dell Latitude 7480 laptop,  running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The wireless LAN allows network access from anywhere in the house or garden.

The main computer provides intranet WWW hosting for website development. Expression Web 4, with Server Extensions, is the Web creation toolset. This configuration makes for a very effective website development and test platform.


Network diagram

FTTH Router

Access Point

Clients


Windows 7 Professional
 

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Hot List

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
the solid, secure OS for desktops, laptops and notebooks...
Microsoft Expression Web 4
a full-featured professional tool for designing, developing, and publishing compelling, feature-rich websites that conform to web standards. ...and it's free!
Practically Networked
an excellent knowledge resource for the network builder...
Hardware Central (Routers)
an up-to-the-minute, informative wireless networking resource...
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Other Interests

Amateur Radio
Callsigns VA7OJ, AB4OJ...
My home and garden
in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia...
Buster James
my best friend and constant companion...
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My e-mail address

My Web address

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