Thursday, July 21, 2011

Some tools for home lab

1) Pegboard - A board with holes so you can hang things on it.
So you can hang IP phones like this:

2) Remote Power Switch - allows you to power on/off device remotely through network.

I got NPS 115 from eBay for about $40. I used it a lot when I'm away from home. So I can practice from office or hotel room.
Please note that this one has 8 outlets and allows you to power on/off devices (routers/switch) individually. Some cheaper ones (like $20) have only one outlet. You have to power everything on or off at once.

1 comment:

  1. I am looking for a Network Power Switch too, something like what you have so that I can remotely boot my devices. I cant seem to find anything for under $100.

    You had said you got yours for $40 on eBay, but I cant seem to find that.