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Pogoplug Network Stack

Posted by a7kr 
Pogoplug Network Stack
September 09, 2017 11:19PM
a few photos: http://imgur.com/gallery/w4szD

this place was an amazing resource, thank you
Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
September 10, 2017 04:38AM
a7kr,

Very nice pics! It would be even better if you can post a little more about the network stack. How these plugs are used together, i.e. what the rPi runnng pihole is about.

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Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
September 10, 2017 07:21PM
alright so, the dhcp server on the wifi router assigns the raspberry pi running https://pi-hole.net/ as dns for the local network, and it's working brilliantly as an adblock solution, but at $35+? it's not a particularly cost effective solution. I saw someone on reddit has successfully gotten pihole to run on the pogoplug v4 mobile, so that'll be the next step here, freeing up the raspberry pi for a project that would make better use of it's capabilities (like hdmi out).

the pogoplug pros are running debian, with one of them running syncthing and samba off of the sata drive, and the other with netatalk configured as a time machine backup using the sata drive for three mac laptops.

the sata drives are mounted externally inside repurposed usb 3.0 enclosures on the side of the pogoplug pros using double sided mounting tape, and this looked pretty spiffy, so I went ahead and mounted the v4 mobiles the same way, and these incredibly tiny $10 consumer gigabit switches on top of the v4 mobiles.

of course this isn't ideal, it's way better to have a single switch than two daisy chained, but this was more about having the smallest foot print possible in a mostly self contained block of equipment instead of a maze of cables and power adapters. the switches and raspberry pi are all 5v powered, and the pogoplug pros have a robust power supply so it was a perfect match, in running them off the USB ports

the two pogoplugs v4 mobiles are as of now, not configured, but they too will be powered from the 12v supply inside the pogoplug pro, further simplifying the wiring. all in all, for seven network devices, just two power outlets would be tied up - until I can source a IEC C7 y-splitter bringing that down to just one for the entire setup
Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
September 12, 2017 01:18AM
a7kr,

Thanks for the writeup!

I'll add this to the Wiki.

-bodhi
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Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
September 12, 2017 09:14PM
> of course this isn't ideal, it's way better to hav
> e a single switch than two daisy chained, but this
> was more about having the smallest foot print poss
> ible in a mostly self contained block of equipment
> instead of a maze of cables and power adapters. th
> e switches and raspberry pi are all 5v powered, an
> d the pogoplug pros have a robust power supply so
> it was a perfect match, in running them off the US
> B ports
>

I would be very interested in how you will implement this power supply scheme!


> the two pogoplugs v4 mobiles are as of now, not co
> nfigured, but they too will be powered from the 12
> v supply inside the pogoplug pro, further simplify
> ing the wiring. all in all, for seven network devi
> ces, just two power outlets would be tied up

Even 2 outlets would be great.

- unt
> il I can source a IEC C7 y-splitter bringing that
> down to just one for the entire setup

Would be wonderful, bravo!

And one followup question: where is the tiny Gbit switch in this setup? Udate: I saw that, nice!

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/12/2017 09:17PM by bodhi.
Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
September 12, 2017 09:20PM
What is the name and model of that Gbits switch?

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Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
November 18, 2017 12:27PM
I'm terribly sorry for the late reply.

The switches are Tenda SG105 http://tendacn.com/en/product/SG105.html purchased from Aliexpress.
Re: Pogoplug Network Stack
November 18, 2017 04:29PM
a7kr Wrote:
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> I'm terribly sorry for the late reply.
>
> The switches are Tenda SG105
> http://tendacn.com/en/product/SG105.html purchased
> from Aliexpress.

Thanks a7kr!

-bodhi
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