TGannon Posted December 29, 2009 Share Posted December 29, 2009 With the new year approaching, we are looking to expand our C4 system. With all the changes happening lately, I need some advice on how to proceed. This will be the last major upgrade to our system, as the rest of our house just isn't up to par with what we want to do with the automation system. We'll wait to the next place to go real crazy. Anyway, my current C4 system includes a HC-300, 6 banks of lights on dimmers, and one 6 button. I control my TV, receiver and PS3 through the C4 interface. My network consists of a WRT54G router and a Netgear FS116 switch (10/100). The upgrade includes the following, some of which I will need some guidance on:-7 dimmer,s 6 switches and 5 2-buttons. -HC-200 w/ wireless bridge (no ethernet available at the location)-Card Access motion detectors and sensor bridge with GE door contacts-Would like to integrate at least one IP camera (in the baby room), with more being added depending on ease of cabling and $$$. My dealer encourages me to get things prepped on my own in order to cut down on his time and billing. I'd like to know a few things:1) What router would you suggest? Need wireless, as I need a bridge for the -200 as well as my laptop. 2)Is my switch adequate? I would probably need another one upstairs, where the camera would be as well as were I may run addition lines just to future proof. Could my current switch be utilized on the second story with another, possibly nicer, switch to replace it as the main? Any switch recommendations?3) IP Cameras. Any relatively inexpensive cameras that interface well with C4? Thanks for the help everyone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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