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There's a new poll today, and this time the focus is on your home. Specifically, how many networked computing devices you have there. Count anything directly on your network, such as computers, printers, video cameras, scanners, etc. Do not count things shared through or connected to a Mac (i.e. an Epson printer shared via Printer Sharing would not be counted as a networked device).

Thanks to reader rpg for this poll idea; I think it will be interesting to see how much stuff we've got wired together in our homes (for the record, my response was six -- four Macs, one wireless video camera, and a network printer).
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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: Coumerelli on Jan 29, '07 06:05:47AM

The link sends me to the iPhone poll. I already voted on that one ;)

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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: robg on Jan 29, '07 06:37:02AM

Sorry, fixed now.

-rob.



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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: callefjant on Jan 29, '07 06:36:09AM

What if one have just a laptop, wouldn't that be considered as just one device?

I've got one and a half (a tired cube, most of the time not working) so I clicked 2 anyway.. :)



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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: robg on Jan 29, '07 06:38:15AM

Well, a network implies that one thing can communicate with another thing, right? One doesn't make a network :)

-rob.



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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 30, '07 03:21:42PM

Ah, but if you have a router between your laptop and your connection to the ISP [whether that's telephone, cable tv provider, whatever], then you have a network, right?

Anyway, here's what I've got [I'll vote in the poll in a mo]:

1 Mac Mini [often]
1 MacBook Pro [sometimes]
1 G4 733MHz [sometimes]
1 Windows 2000 PC [seldom]

All connect wirelessly.



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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: langer on Jan 29, '07 06:53:24AM

Do the Airport router and DSL modem count?



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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: robg on Jan 29, '07 07:09:38AM

The AirPort clearly counts; the router, hmm, not sure ... count it :)

-rob.



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12, I think, not counting Airports
Authored by: ccmay on Jan 29, '07 09:05:57AM
Let's see:

  1. PowerMac G5
  2. iMac G5
  3. Macbook Core Duo
  4. Powerbook G4
  5. Clamshell Powerbook G3
  6. Home-brewed Pentium 4 PC with Windows XP
  7. Xbox 360
  8. Xbox
  9. Playstation 2
  10. Brother MFC-84400DN laser fax/printer/scanner
  11. Canon 960 inkjet (networked via an Airport Extreme base station)
  12. Tivo series 2

Then there's two Airport Expresses, a Linksys RV02 VPN router, and a cable modem, but I consider them part of the network rather than devices attached to it for some other purpose.

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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: AfterTen on Jan 29, '07 01:31:54PM

Let's see, I usually count devices that can get out to the internet...
3 Macs
3 PCs
3 3Com Audrey internet appliances
1 ReplayTV 5040
2 Network WebCams
3 XBox
1 MAME Arcade machine
1 Hi-Def TV with built in web browser
1 Wii
(on occasion two work laptops connected wirelessly)
(also on the network is a NAS with 700GB space for movies and TV)



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New 'home network' poll posted
Authored by: jriskin on Jan 29, '07 09:49:17PM

Wasn't sure whether to include occasional use machines.

1 PC SageTV box - TV PVR
1 Gigabit switch
1 802.11g wireless
1 Linksys router
1 FIOS ONT
1 PC (not used much)
1 G3 400Mhz (not used)
1 G4 733Mhz (not used)
1 G5 2ghz dual - main machine
1 G3 ibook 800Mhz - couch computer
1 Macbook - wife computer
1 Linux based 2.7TB RAID5 (8x400gig drives) - media server

So like 8-12



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