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Cheapest 10Gb/s home network solution?

For client to client you will not need a router.

Option 1 get two 10g NICs, two 10g SFP+ Modules, and a OM3 fiber cable

Option 2 get two 10g NIC and use Direct Attached Copper

Option 3 get two 10g NIC (RJ45) and use Cat6/Cat6a cable depending on the length. This might be the best option for future expansion.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey!

 

So I am seeking some advice on how I would create a peer to peer 10Gb/s transfer speed for the cheapest amount possible. Is it as easy as getting two identical cards and plugging them in?

I would like to do this as cheap as possible.

 

Thanks


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Peer to peer connection such as second hand SFP+ network adapters.


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Aquantia/Asus sell 10GB cat6a cards for under $100 each.  The cheapest router I've seen is a 4 port model from Netgear for around $350.  


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For client to client you will not need a router.

Option 1 get two 10g NICs, two 10g SFP+ Modules, and a OM3 fiber cable

Option 2 get two 10g NIC and use Direct Attached Copper

Option 3 get two 10g NIC (RJ45) and use Cat6/Cat6a cable depending on the length. This might be the best option for future expansion.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, skippytheturtle said:

For client to client you will not need a router.

Option 1 get two 10g NICs, two 10g SFP+ Modules, and a OM3 fiber cable

Option 2 get two 10g NIC and use Direct Attached Copper

Option 3 get two 10g NIC (RJ45) and use Cat6/Cat6a cable depending on the length. This might be the best option for future expansion.

Yep. Sorry this topic was kind of useless. Just kind of wanted to clarify it.

 

Thanks for your reply.


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I know. I need to update this. And I will. Eventually. 

 

 

 

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The important thing to consider is why and will you get any benefit from it?


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ISP: Zen Unlimited Fibre 2 (66Mbit) + Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra. (56Mbit)

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I put a dual port nic in my NAS and single port cards in my 2 rigs and works perfect cost was around $150 in sever pulls and the cables


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