What network engineer can live without their own home network? Especially one that looks nice, has way more bandwidth and ports than should ever be necessary and demonstrates your true geekiness? That would be like a Professional Landscaper without any Landscaping of their own or a home builder who lives in an apartment.
If the average computer user can build their own home network, then we network engineers deserve to have one that theirs pales in comparison to. 😉
So without further ado, here is the rundown on my home network.
My most recent AT&T U-Verse VDSL Speed Test Results
AT&T just released the new VDSL pair bonded HSIA 75 tier in the Southwest at 75 Meg down and 8 Meg up. I ordered the upgrade and had it installed today. It seems that you can actually sustain rates 5-6 Meg higher than expected. I am pretty happy with it, so far. The upgraded service still leverages the Motorola NVG589 RG router that I have already been using with my previous package. The upgrade was soft provisioned over night. The only reason a tech had to visit was to install the new AT&T branded jack which has a smart loopback plug built into it that gives AT&T more visibility into the state of your service. This service switched me from the old 8MHz 8d profile to the new 17MHz 17a profile which currently supports 90 Meg down and 8 Meg up.