Home Network: Popcorn Hour makes room for Plex

Upgrading the home server and moving from Popcorn Hour to Plex allowed me to get rid of old devices as seen in the figure below.

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Here is what it looks like after the changes. The new tv and xbox has app for plex so there is no need for a separate devices.

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Unfortunately there is also an ugly side.

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In order to connect all the rooms I had to move the switch right next to the router. It is not pretty but it works. The Netgear R7000 is just so massive that I had to tape the switch into the door because there is no room for it. I’ll see if I can find a smaller/thinner 8-16 port switch and fix the cabling.