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...
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)
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.
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