Thanks all for your ideas and input.
I agree with Alientech's idea about the NAS.
NAS is a new concept for me, but I see what you're getting at. If I have an NAS, then basically any computer in the house, as long as it isn't ancient, can be an HTPC. Boy, am I ever glad the house has a wired network. I wonder if I'll need to replace my five-year old Linksys router...hmm...I guess I will.
My home has eight wired outlets. One is being used to power a wireless router. If I get an NAS, and if I buy two HD Home Runs, that will eat up another three ports. What is the next size up for a wired router?
Any recommendations as to the router I will need?
Needs: eight wired outlets throughout the home, One wireless router, two HD Home Runs (one port each). Do they make twelve-port wired routers?
What model will I need to handle HD signals and other media uses?
Once I get cracking with my HTPC I'll report back on the final set-up.
I may be back with more questions prior to the build.
Last edited by HWP; 07-08-2010 at 03:16 PM.
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