Hello guys, new around here, being following the channel from some time, love the content and hot sauces. I came to the forums today in order to get some guidance, I have a friend that recently bought a home, im very happy for him and want to help him setup a proper network connection given that he was asking me and refer to using Google WIfi, which after some light reading I think its trash. Atleast for his needs.
He bought a 3 story house, around 4000 ft, and is planning on moving this weekend and starting to setup all furniture and stuff. I was wondering what is a better solution for him. his not much literate about pcs, or networking just basic stuff but i can do it for him over the net and with a a remote connection.
Upon closer inspection i was thinking of sending him to get some ubiquity stuff, but not sure which, his top story is mostly bedrooms, main floor is open space with 2 rooms, and the basement is a open room. There is also a backyard. I was looking to get him a new router, a wifi mesh or similar ap, and a nas ( he currently doesnt have any backup except for external hdd).
Current idea was:
Nas - Synology
router - pfsense (probably a 1u small server from servermonkey.)
wifi ap - unify nano hd or something around that
switch - probably a poe powered solution with around 12 ports.
He does plan to connect atleast a ps4, 1 pc, and a tv to the network by cable, other computers and cellphones will be wireless.
My current questions are, what hardware should i recommend to him, he does plan to have 4k video in his tv, and other laptops and devices.
Also what is the cost that could be considered for wiring with ethernet cables his house, he lives in indiana.
Thank you in advance