Been watching the Tom’s videos for awhile, and like others, and got the spark to update my home network. Right now we have a 400/50 connection and usually average 300/30 on speedtests.
-1 NAS (tbd)
-1x Apple TV
-1x smart tv (don’t use it much as a smart tv)
-Security cams (8-12 eventually but will be ran off switches in other locations) with a Lorex NVR for now
-1x Google Chrome
-1x Nest thermostat
-1x Nest hello doorbell/cam
The current plan is to run switches to locations where more than one camera will be located to ease wiring as well as put a switch in each garage with an access point.
My hardware plan is to get an SG-3100 or Protectli style box with some horsepower behind it, 48 port managed POE switch, patch panel, and run as much Cat6 as possible throughout the house. Ideally I want 4 ports in the current office and 4 ports in the current bedroom (when we add on the bedroom will become the new office). My wife will be doing a work at home job with medical information so I would like this as secure as possible and I would also like a way for her to VPN into our network for either data or security when she is at a client’s home. I am undecided on APs as I would like the ability to roam across them when I travel on my property (home, car garage, workshop garage) so I don’t have tons of networks to keep connecting to. I also would like a guest network for when we have friends/throw parties.
Am I way off-base and over-complicating it?