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Are plans for upcoming networking setups allowed?  :ph34r:

 

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My home network has never need anything surprising, but now that we're in a new house, I do plan on getting a decent upgrade.

This is my current layout:

 

 

I know, not much. But hopefully in the next month-or-two our fibre connection can finally be finished. This is what it was like before we moved house, and what it'll look like when fibre is installed:

 

 

As you can see, we rely a lot on WiFi, which myself and my brother personally hate due to reliability issues. So I have been looking into wiring our rooms up with ethernet, and since I'll be having my own network separate to the rest of the household I have planned out what I aim to have it look like:

 

 

The main idea of this plan is to use WiFi primarily for a redundancy connection than relying on it to supply the whole household. As for the actual components, I have no specifications in mind as of yet, as I'll require more research beforehand, perhaps looking at purchasing second-hand for the server/server-side switch (I'm open to suggestions though...).

 

If your plan is to fix your household wifi, I don't see this new sketch doing it at all. You are rather focusing on the cabled network.

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If your plan is to fix your household wifi, I don't see this new sketch doing it at all. You are rather focusing on the cabled network.

Technically our wifi doesn't need fixing, it's just that while gaming the connection drops often enough to cause issues, regardless of speeds. It isn't really noticeable with phones/general internet use. The idea of this plan is to help alleviate the stress on the AP, by making the devices that can have a wired connection (computers, consoles), use a wired connection. And since both my brother and myself have experienced issues, we both want to go wired, and the opportunity to get it done properly has come up.

 

There isn't much to explain when it comes to the wifi. Currently my mother is connected both wired and wirelessly to the router. The plan is to make all desktops/some laptops wired, where the wireless connection is mainly used as a backup for redundancy. I can remove the lines for the wirlelss signals if it helps. I'm also revising the secondary network, possibly with mesh-like interconnection.

 

Also, thanks for your input.  :)

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The idea seems interesting enough, however I don't get why are you running multiple links to each device. You won't be able to achieve higher speeds. Also while the multiple switch thing saves you the trouble of running much more cables, to maintain the infrastructure you will have to run around the house. Also you will probably run gigabit links to each of the switches, then separate those links to 3-4 devices, effectively downgrading your speed in the local network.

 

In my opinion you should consider buying a gigabit 24 Port smart switch and then run everything from it, if you need to separate something, setup a VLAN.

You don't have to buy a new smart switch, eBay is filled with used gigabit Cisco switches that will serve you very well.

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As promised: 

 

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Networks:

  • LAN: 172.18.0.0/15
  • SAN: 10.10.10.0/24  VLAN 10
  • VOIP: 10.90.1.0/24

 

Gateway:

  • Ubiquity EdgeRouter ER-8 Pro

 

Switches:

  • Arista 7124SX 24 port 10Gbe SFP+ switch
  • Quanta LB4M 48 port 1Gbe 8P8C & 2 port 10Gbe SFP+ switch
  • HP 1810-8Gv2
  • 2x Netgear GS105Tv2

AP's:

  • 2x Ubiquiti UniFi AP
  • Ubiquiti UniFi outdoor with AMO-2G13 antenna (1.4 meter tall antenna)

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Man my stuff feels so inferior, mainly because I havent needed to network much as all my work is done through one system anyways. Just got a crappy AP that is provided by the ISP, wired it to my stuff in my room (PC, xbox, spare disconnected for anything else needed, etc) and set up a repeater for wifi coverage on the other side of the house. No NAS/HTPC, as I dont use the living room. Also havent had a need for my VM's for running servers anyways, and a /24 network is sufficient for what I have. Gotta say it was interesting to see everyones setups! :)

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Wow, and my parents tell me i have too much networking gear... :D
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All gigabit except the RPI2 and Archive 01. The two wireless router acts onlyas wireless AP's and the AP connected to Archive is in Client mode.

 

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The Wirless router 2 connected to the switch through a Zyxel powerline adapter. And here is where all the "magic smoke" doing its business :D :

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Here is mine.

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No Ethernet cables in the home. It beats wifi and it all runs fine.


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Here's mine:

 

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Nothing special obviously. I configured my second router (sitecom 300n) to act purely as an access point for my main router and switch, so I have 1 seamless wireless network. The lines are all standard cat5e ethernet cables. Any comments/tips?

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Im not sure if this works, can i get any answers?

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That probably wouldn't work because usually your ISP only allows one device to connect to each modem, so you have to have a router running NAT connected to the modem (this can be a true router, without wireless, or the consumer mind that also does wireless). The exception to this is if you are buying multiple static IPs from your ISP, or if they are the rare company to not put a limit on the number of devices that can get a public IP by DHCP from them.


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They are 2 separate networks, with different DHCP servers and different IP-ranges, connecting them would cause clients from 1.x to get IP's in the range of 2.x and vice-versa.

VTP pls


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The windows server 2012 R2 hosts my media server, web server and associated db's for my personal projects.

I live alone in an apartment so the need and possibility of creating a larger setup is redistricted and it's relevance limited.

I plan on replacing the linksys e-3000 with a dedicated firewall/router (pfsense or edge router from ubiquiti) the model has yet to be detriment.

 

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VTP pls

I believe the term you are looking for is vlan. VTP is a cisco protocol meant to propagate all your switches with vlan information. so you just need to modify your vtp server switch with the new vlan information and it will distribute to the rest of the switches in the same vtp domain.


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Props for using Mikrotik and Ubiquiti. Also some pics of this setup would be awesome.

 

I've found them in really good prices slightly used along with a few RouterBoards so I got them. I really like Ubiquiti stuff (more than Mikrotik :P ) but they have no 10 GbE equipment (if you exclude the 2 (only) 10 GbE SFP+ Uplinks for two of their switches). What I'm planning next is to get a 10 GbE SFP+ Switch but they're terribly expensive. It's a shame we don't see Mikrotik and UBNT make this kind of stuff. Currently another CloudCore Router (8S+) is cheaper than most 8-port 10 GbE Switches.. 

 

BTW all 10 GbE links are made using SFP+ and Single Mode Fiber (I believe even if the distance is extremely small (a few meters), spending a little bit more money on decent equipment is worth it). 

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I've found them in really good prices slightly used along with a few RouterBoards so I got them. I really like Ubiquiti stuff (more than Mikrotik :P ) but they have no 10 GbE equipment (if you exclude the 2 (only) 10 GbE SFP+ Uplinks for two of their switches). What I'm planning next is to get a 10 GbE SFP+ Switch but they're terribly expensive. It's a shame we don't see Mikrotik and UBNT make this kind of stuff. Currently another CloudCore Router (8S+) is cheaper than most 8-port 10 GbE Switches.. 

 

BTW all 10 GbE links are made using SFP+ and Single Mode Fiber (I believe even if the distance is extremely small (a few meters), spending a little bit more money on decent equipment is worth it). 

Mikrotik > UBNT imo, but it's harder to set up, but then on the other hand you can just do so much more :)

 

Again, can you post some pics? :)


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I've found them in really good prices slightly used along with a few RouterBoards so I got them. I really like Ubiquiti stuff (more than Mikrotik :P ) but they have no 10 GbE equipment (if you exclude the 2 (only) 10 GbE SFP+ Uplinks for two of their switches). What I'm planning next is to get a 10 GbE SFP+ Switch but they're terribly expensive. It's a shame we don't see Mikrotik and UBNT make this kind of stuff. Currently another CloudCore Router (8S+) is cheaper than most 8-port 10 GbE Switches..

BTW all 10 GbE links are made using SFP+ and Single Mode Fiber (I believe even if the distance is extremely small (a few meters), spending a little bit more money on decent equipment is worth it).

I also would love to see pics.


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Network Layout

 
Spent the weekend re-configuring my routers after removing an older one. Decided to take my time with it and note down the Make/Model/MAC addresses of everything and assign IP addresses manually, writing everything down in a spreadsheet as I went along. Finally have my home network documented even though it's not much. One thing I learned was that Chromecast and iHome Smart Plugs both use AzureWave wireless controllers. Thankfully the Chromecast app has the MAC address listed in the device settings which made sorting them out easy.

 

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