I have two networks in my home. The setups are as follows.
1st network (N1)
cable modem#1 --- router --- various pc's, xbox, security cameras.
cable modem #2 --- firewall --- 24 port switch --- various pc's and mac's
My question is, How can I connect these two networks so that I can use Network Attached Storage as a central data backup for all pc's connected to both networks.
I was thinking of using a switch and connecting the router of N1 and the switch of N2 to the switch by cable, and then connecting the NAS to the switch. Would this setup allow for all the pc's to see and use the NAS for down/uploading media and data files. Also are their any security issues as N2 has a hardware firewall and is my business network. Would I be Breaching my own firewall by connecting the unprotected network via switch.
Also, My ultimate goal is to have a single storage capability where all users on the network can share and use it. I have a NAS system in mind, but if there is an alternate way of achieving this goal that is easier and not as expensive, please share.
Also, I am not completely literate in networking lingo, so if you could speak in lamens terms I would Much appreciate it. Thanks.