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Stephen W. Nolen's
Computer Systems Description
Last Update 05/16/01
The following is a complete description of my existing computer systems and their usages. These systems have been collected over the years and improved upon as needed. As you might guess, with my Home Automation system and intrusion detection setup, they are safe guarded against those who would be tempted to make an unannounced visit.
Primary Personal System
NEC 450Mhz PII Updated 10/18/2000
- Intel PII 450Mhz
- 512K Cache
- 160Mb RAM
- 30Gb IDE HD
- Nvidia TNT2 Graphics Accelerator
- PaperPort 3000 Flat Bed Scanner
- LS 120Mb Floppy Drive
- Conner 420MB Tape Drive
- Running Win98
This system is used for all my normal PC uses. I.E. programming, online bill paying, hacking, and game playing; Quake, QuakeWorld, Doom, DoomII, ROTT, Descent I/II, IndyCar I/II, Nascar I/II, Terminal Velocity, Flight Simulator, etc, etc.
NT Server/HA Controller
Homebuilt P233Mhz System
- Intel 233Mhz Pentium MMX Motherboard (12/20/98)
- 512K Cache
- 96MB EDO RAM (Updated 06/98)
- 2 Serial / 1 Parallel port built-in
- 13.5GB Primary, 10GB secondary EIDE HDs
Primary system partition and web server/HA partition are mirrored for fault tolerance.
- SB16 Soundcard
- Trident PCI SVGA Video @ 1024x768 HiColor
- 1.44MB 3.5" / 1.2MB 5.25" FDD
- 1.4GB Colorado Tape Drive
- 24X CDROM
- 2X/4X HP CDROM Writer/ReWriter (12/20/98)
- QLogic SCSI2 Card
- PCI TP/BNC Ethernet card
- 14" SVGA Monitor
Converted this old personal system to NT Server to allow domain control, better web server, and a test be for Windows 2000. Current controls domain Protowrxs.com inside the firewall. Also provides MP3 Shoutcast services for ambient local sound. This system hooks to the JDS TC+ as well and provides the interfacing between the house web site and the TC+
- 200Mhz Pentium
- 64MB RAM
- 2GB Hard Drive
- 3DFX Pure3d Accelerator
- 1.44MB 3.5" FDD
- Microsoft Sidewinder FroceFeedback Steering Wheel/Pedals
This system is the playroom system where my son uses it for learning and playing. The MS steering wheel makes the driving games a lot of fun for all.
- 486/66Mhz Clone
- SVGA Monitor
- 2 Serial (COM1/2 IRQ 4/3) - 1 Parallel Port
This system is used in the garage to manage inventory of some of the electronic parts and chips. It sits on the end of the coax network and provides HA control and Internet access through the web browser.
- Clone 486/66
- 1MB RAM
- 3.5" FDD
- Dual 10Mb Network Cards
This system is used to provide Internet access to the other networked computers. By using IPRoute, any PC connected to the network running TCP/IP has access to the Internet and it's features. IPRoute handles the ethernet to ethernet routing It hooks to the Cable Modem on one side and the local net on the other and provides firewall controls for inbound data. Only the specific ports are opened to allow the inbound activities desired.
Cable Modem Connection
In January 2001 I retired the existing 128Kb ISDN circuit in favor of Cable Modem access which became available at that time. Cable access is limited to 500-800kb but is half the price to boot.
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Visits Since 09/07/98