I think it’s time to create separate networks at my house.
I have UniFi gear… USG, Cloud Key Gen2 Plus, Switch, and AP.
This is prompted by several things.
- We’re having more and more neighbors over for get-togethers in our driveway. I’ve given my password to more people than I’d like to admit.
- I just got another streaming device in the mail today (the new Google Chromecast)
It is recommended to have a separate network for your streaming devices isn’t it?.. same for guests?
I know for IoT it is recommended to have separate networks (I don’t currently have any IoT devices), but is it recommended for streaming?
Could those be the same network or should I have 3 networks (main, steaming, guests)?
What if I want to control the steaming devices from my phone does my phone need to be on that same network?
Our network currently has:
- Unraid server (file server, Plex, Nextcloud, etc)
- 3 personal laptops
- 2 work laptops
- 1 printer
- 3 phones
- 3 tablets
- 5 Google Home speakers
- 2 Chromecasts
- 1 Fire Stick
- 1 Apple TV
- 1 Nintendo Switch
- 2 UniFi Protect cameras
Which devices belong where?