My Simplified Home Network: My NAS, Switches, VMs, and Software

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Here's the gear I use:

First, the VPN I use on my PC and on the VMs (especially when I'm downloading): teksyndicate.com/pia

Router running DDWRT: amazon.com/Linksys-Dual-Band-W...

NAS Units (you really only need one)
NAS 1: Synology 4 bay: amazon.com/Synology-DiskStatio...
2.5 GB Ethernet Adapter for the Synology: amazon.com/dp/B08YJ8CLMS?tag=t...
Drivers for Synology: github.com/bb-qq/r8152

NAS 2: Asustor AS6604T: amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-...

Switches:
Asustor 2.5 GB Switch (I have a couple of these): amazon.com/dp/B09HQFSKWS?tag=t...

TP-Link 24 port switch: amazon.com/TP-Link-24-Port-Gig...
TP-Link 8 port switch: amazon.com/Ethernet-Splitter-O...
TP-Link 5 port switch: amazon.com/Ethernet-Splitter-O...

Tiny PC for VMs: shop.udoo.org/en/udoo-bolt-gea...
It's a bit expensive, and it was sent to me for review a long while ago. I would probably just use a small dell with a 4770k for VMs if I didn't have this.

Raspberry Pi works fine, but it's so expensive now. You can run pihole on this instead: amazon.com/Libre-Computer-AML-...

As for media software, I use jellyfin and foobar. Let's talk about it.

You can install Jellyfin right on your nas, in whatever package manager you're using. Otherwise, you can get servers and clients here:
jellyfin.org

If you want to use jellyfin for music as well, there's an amazing app for mobile called, finamp.
github.com/jmshrv/finamp

You can tell it which libraries are music/audio/audio books, etc. and it will just werk.... with most file types. I use foobar just because I have loads of video game music that uses different file formats (discussed in the video). For that, foobar and some plugins are needed.

Foobar
foobar2000.org
foobar2000.org/components/view...
For VGM files: vgmstream.org

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