I need to update and upgrade my current home network, and I'm
to the knowledge of CLSB.
Motorola Cable Modem for Charter
Linksys 4-port Hardline + Wireless router.
Wireless extender (upstairs) <---- Royally sucks monkey butt.
House is wired upstairs for CAT5 in every room, and centralized downstairs in the basement (metal cabinet). Which is where the router sits currently.
Will be wiring the basement for CAT5 soon.
Server / Desktop (hardwired)
ATT Micro Cell (hardwired)
Apple TV (wireless, but would like to hardwire)
iPhone x2 (wireless)
So at any time, Im looking at hardlining 5 devices (currently 4, limited by the router) and 5-8 wireless devices (depending on who's visiting). I will be expanding that by 2-5 devices in the basement sometime in the near future.
Denon amp with wifi
TV +AppleTV in the workout room
Home Theater Room
The house has 7 rooms upstairs, and will have 5 downstairs. Each room is run with dual CAT5, so a possible 24 hardline connections.
What should I get for the network??
Do I need to get a VPN capable switch for security? Or just a standard 24 port switch behind the cable modem.
What should I use for Wireless access? The linksys will be freed up once the switch is in, but I will probably need another access point. Suggestions?