Networking & Wireless forum

Question

Help in setting up a home network?

Hello there,

I am moving soon a new home and I am seeking some advice and help setting up my network the correct way.

basically, I live in a home of 6 people and I have a home office where clients come for meetings on a weekly basis. My family also get a lot of guests and other family members visiting on a daily basis.

I will list my current devices/ setup / etc...

Home Office:

1- Main working PC that does most of the 3D designs/edits and control over all 3D printers.

2- 2nd PC used for any other work-related stuff.

3- 5x 3D printers each hooked to a Raspberry Pi with Octiprint OS

4- 1x Regular printer and scanner over Ethernet

5- 2x Smart TVs used for presentation and movies

6- 2x Servers (1 used for hosting 3 websites, and the other one is currently offline)

6- 2x Synology NAS (1 used to pull backups from off-site office and the other one is backing up the home office computers)

Home Network:

1- Bunch of TVs ranging from 3-6 All smart TV

2- 3x Gaming PCs with gigabit networking

3- Gaming Consoles (1-3)

4- Smart Home Wi-Fi enabled products such as lights, and sockets

5- Philips Hue Bridge connected to 15-20 lightbulbs and LED Stripes

6-Smart Alarm Home security system connected to the Wi-Fi

7- 4x laptops for personal uses

8- Media server for streaming

9- 2x Printers/scanners ( ethernet and Wi-Fi)

10- Phones, Tablets, etc...

Now my initial plan is to have separate networks to handle all the devices as follows:

Network 1: for Home Office Equipment ( All Ethernet but can be Wi-Fi for some devices like TVs)

Network 2: for all the family needs ( mostly Wi-Fi with the current Linksys Veloip covering the whole house)

Network 3: for family guests (fully Wi-Fi)

Network 4: for home office clients/guests (Fully Wi-Fi)

my plan is to first get a Ubiquiti EDGEROUTER™ PRO 8 and hook it directly to the ISP router then hook different switches for each network for example. ( I am still not sure which network switches to get and would love to get recommendations)

Switch 1: Home Office ( including everything but servers)

Switch 2: Family needs (5x Linksys Velop nodes wired for better coverage)

Switch 3: for Servers running the websites

now for the complications...

I would like my family guests to enjoy the internet when connecting to the guest network but I don't want them to have access to any of the Smart home TVs / Servers / other computers when connected to the guest network ( Linksys Velop has a guest network feature but it somehow shares TVs and devices with the normal network...)

Guests should not be able to access and local computers/ servers and should only be able to use the network for internet and internet only.

Please do let me know what would be the ideal setup and what mistakes I have made so I can fix them. I appreciate your help in advance in helping me set up my network as I am not that experienced as you may tell.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Help in setting up a home network?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Help in setting up a home network?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

REVIEW

Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.