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Home networked devices

I took a look at my router yesterday, as you do, and counted 14 devices connected over WiFi and 4 over Ethernet.

WiFi included 4PCs/laptops, printer, 4 android phones, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Ethernet included my laptop, a VoIP phone and a couple of homeplug devices that hook up the XBox.

That’s not SoHo. That’s a small business. We certainly have the overheads:)

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

32 replies on “Home networked devices”

in my small flat;

1.Router/Wifi AP
2.Managed switch
3.ESXi box console/main IP
4.Windows VM on ESXi box
5.Linux VM on ESXi box
6. Main Windows PC
7. Windows Laptop
8. My Android Phone
9. Wife’s Android Phone
10. Nexus 7
11. Wife’s Netbook
12. Media player box attached to TV
13 and 14. Pair of small Network attached Storage boxes (DLink Sharecenter)
15. Satellite tuner box
16. Xbox360
17. Cisco 7960

19 if I can count correctly..

Apple Airport Extreme
Apple TV x2
Devolo Homeplug x3
Devolo Homeplug WiFi AP
Gigaset IP DECT base station
Samsung Bluray/DVD player
Cloud TC Glass 1000
Yealink T32G
Macbook Air
Mac Pro
Macbook Pro
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
HTC Android Phone

Btw I’m not sure the raspberry pi was on my list.I’m in London now so it will have to wait & by the time I get home I will have missed the moment:)

Beats my 16!
Two (Homebuilt) PCs.
Samsung Notebook RV511
Samsung Galaxy Tab (x2)
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy S2
Epson Photo PX710W
Two Tvs (32″, 37″ Samsungs).
SkyTV Box.
Network Storage.
Glorified Switch (Cisco E4200)
Router (Netgear N600)

We like Samsung in our house apparently.

Think I can beat that! wired the house up with 4 x cat5e’s to every room, plus 2 x coax. All these go back to under the stairs (bit of a mess):

– EFM CPE (2 pair copper, 11mbit symmetrical)
– Cisco 1841
– Procurve fanless switch
– Outside IP camera
– Dog feeder nanode
– Feeder IP camera 1
– Feeder IP camera 2
– House monitoring nanode (temperatures, doors etc)
– 3 x Cisco 1042N access points
– 2 x VMWare ESXi host
– PAP2T VoIP ATA (we dont have any PSTN lines, ported our home number to AQL)
– 4 x RaspberryPi’s
– Samsung TV
– Samsung Galaxy S2
– Samsung NC10
– Macbook Air
– Kindle
– XBox360
– Wii

All on real public v4+v6 IPs, not natting here. Plus my lab network in the loft, about 25 x 3750’s, bunch of 7206’s, some Cisco WLCs, around 100 APs, few 2940 fanless switches and more servers.

btw in case Nat’s network puts others off from entering I’ll chuck in a pen each for 2nd and 3rd places (or you can have a mug – no problemo #whybestingy)


Panasonic Smart TV
Panasonic Smart TV (Upstairs)
Blu-ray player
Sky+ HD Box
Xbox 360
3x Laptop
HTC Desire HD
2x HTC Desire
Blackberry Bold 9600
Blackberry Torch
2x Netgear router
3x Netgear Powerline

No wonder the electricity bill’s so high:


1. My laptop
2. Wife’s laptop
3 & 4. Kids’ laptops
5 & 6. 2 x PS3’s
7. Seagate NAS drive
8. My smartphone
9. Wife’s smartphone
10 & 11. Kids’ smartphones
12. Billion BiPAC 7800N router
13. Dell Mini Notepad PC.
14. Canon Pixma Wireless Printer
15. Epson BX635FWD Multi-Function Printer
16. iPad 3
17. PSP


18, 19, 20 & 21. 4 TP-Link Powerline Ethernet Adapters
22. Netgear WPN802 Wireless Access Point
23 & 24. 2 x Samsung Bluray Players
25. Humax Freesat PVR
26. Humax Freeview PVR
27. Netgear 8 Port Switch
28. Dell Windows Desktop PC

in my house, 2x netgear DM111Pv2 1x netgear FVS336G, netgear GS108T, netgear GS605, netgear WNAP210, netgear WNDAP350, 1xwinserver 2008, 1x sbsserver2011, 2x desktop, 2xlaptop, sony ps3, xbox360, skyhd 1tb box, Samsung Blu-ray player, 2x iphones


1.OKI network printer
2.Sky+ PVR
3.Vodafone SureSignal
4.Panasonic IP Camera
5.XP Home Server
6.XP C++ Visual Studio machine
7.Windows 7 main daily use laptop
8.The beast dual quad Windows 7 machine for true heavy duty work
9.Sky router
10.Fritzbox 7390 ADSL2+ router
11. Sony PS3 console
12. Microsoft XBox 360 console
13. 8 port Gigabit switch
14. 5 port Gigabit switch
15. 5 port 10/100 switch

16. iPhone 5
17.Samsung Galaxy SII
18.Asus Transformer Prime tablet
19.Mac Book Air

In house but not used often
17. Old laptop 1 – used occassionally
18. Old laptop 2 – not used for 6 months+
19. Old server PC
20. Devolo AV 500 Home Plugs x 2
21. Echobox Ethernet coax boxes x 2

Dare not count all the variety of other devices from reviews, which are used for testing review hardware.

hmm had to think about this. (and yes I replace my telly often)

1x Panasonic VT65 Plasma TV
1x Panasonic VT 50 plasma tv
1x Panasonic GT50 plasma TV
2 sky hd boxes.
2 Xbox 360
PS2 with Ethernet port
2 PS3s
1 GameCube
1 dreamcast (with LAN port!)
2 Marantz IP enabled amplifiers
Creston IP controller
X10 home controller
Valiant Boiler system
2 Mac Mini’s running Plex
Apple TV used to do screen mirror
Alienware m14x with WIHD
vizio WiHD receiver
2 iPads
3 iPhones
retina MacBook
Sony laptop
Sager gaming laptop
wifi picture frame
2 Cisco IP Phones
BMW M3 (I stream music from home network to the car over 3G 🙂 ok so it’s a stretch 🙂
echostar sling enabled FreesatHD pvr
BT vision box
BT Homehub 3
youview box
8 Y-Cam HD Bullet cams
2 D-Link DES-1210-28P POE switches
3 Cisco 1140 wireless aps
1x netgear wireless ac router (just got it 🙂
qnap 879 pro 16TB storage system
IP enabled treadmill (wife’s)
PS Vita and PSP
HP Photosmart printer.
wife’s kindle

test network kit:
Cisco 7507
Cisco AGS+
Three Cisco 887’s, 2 juniper SRX’s
more duff adsl routers than you can shake a stick at.
couple of old dell servers.

probably more I’ve forgotten about!

I know I’m not going to win. Just wanted to beat Tref

Main PC
Home Laptop
Home Netbook
Work Laptop
Home Ipad
Work Ipad
Wife’s iphone
My iphone
Daughters Android phone
Sons ipod touch
Squeezebox in kitchen
Squeezebox in living room
2 TVs
Sky+ PVR
Virginmedia Router
Dongle (in a drawer somewhere)

Nice idea Trefor! here’s my list:

House is flood wired with 1 x CAT5e to every room (done in 2000)
I have 19″ rails in a custom made wooden cab in my office

16 port 100Mbs SMC switch (11 years old!)
Netgear DSL router with Wifi
Tenda Wifi Router (repeater at other end of house)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Samsung Galaxy Y
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung LC40… Internet connected TV
HP Touchpad
Internet Connected Wii
3 x home built desktop PCs (Ubuntu)
2 x laptops (Ubuntu)
1 x home-built server (VIA c7 low power, Ubuntu, with 3TB of storage on 24/7)
1 x Raspberry Pi
1 x Nanode (Arduino type device)
1 x Apple iPod Touch
1 x Siemens Gigaset DECT Base Station (SIP & PSTN)

Long count. All on v4 real Ips and a lot on 24/7!
1. Router – netgear
2. PSP
3. Wii
4. PS3
5. XBMC laptop
6. UPS management card for APC 1500RN
7. Server vm host
8. Main Linux mail/voip vm( Pegasus)
9. Web server dev VM ( Apollo )
10. L2tp. Tunnel endpoint Vm ( Starbuck )
11. Main w7 gaming pc ( galactica )
12. Netbook
13. iPhone 4S. ( mine )
14. iPhone 4S. ( wife)
15. Work laptop
16. Linksys spa 3000 for dect handsets and landline failover
17. Sipura 190 handset for office
18. Wifes iPad

Quite scarey really all these devices isn’t it – all of above are used almost daily.

Why has my comment not been published yet? It claimed that it should be on after refreshing the page unless it needed reviewing, but it’s been 19 hours since I posted it?

Hmm Scott. Took a look and it was held in the spam folder.Sorry about that. No idea why. It should be showing now.Thanks for the comment. It is certainly appreciated.

It’s quite scary. I’ve just been checking and if you include the router, which seems reasonable since it does have an IP address, there are 18 devices for a household of three people. The router reserves IP addresses for :

Two Printers
One iMac
Two laptops
IP Telephone box
Three smartphones
Two iPods
One iPad
Blu Ray Player

There are a couple of other things that could be hooked up but generally aren’t so I haven’t included them in the list.

Ten years ago when we first moved in we had a PC and a laptop. One or the other could dial up to the internet. Broadband arrived quite soon and a router wasn’t far behind. Things have really taken off in the last couple of years after FTTP became available.

Wow, I hadn’t kept up with this thread and hadn’t realised it had turned into a Competition!

I’d have made up random ESXi hosts if I thought it’d have helped 🙂

That’s probably quite unfair though. I do question the including of Homeplug adapters and a presumably unmanaged 8-port Netgear switch…I think if it doesn’t have a MAC address of it’s own, it shouldn’t count.

Phil, you are of course right and I don’t think I included the switch in my own list. However fact is everybody is getting a prize so I don’t think it really matters. You’ve all done very well (says he in shaky old voice)

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