I want to have a home-network for my newly built home. The square footage of the house is about 1500 (140 sq m approx.), with 3 floors, yielding a total living area of about 4500 Sq Ft.
On the ground floor, there is a home office, with two computers and printers; and a bedroom with another computer. They will be used for web browsing, downloading and printing (I'm considering a print server).
On the 1st floor, there are two bedrooms, each at the extremities of the floor. One will have a computer for HD streaming, intensive downloading and online gaming, and the other bedroom including the rest of the floor should have wireless network coverage.
The 2nd floor also has bedrooms at the same positions, one will have a laptop for basic web browsing and light downloading (for studies) and the rest of the floor should have wireless network coverage.
The 1st and 2nd floors have TVs, roughly at the middle of the floor, which if possible, would be used for video streaming.
There are surveillance cameras around the house, which too, I want to bring under the same network.
Also, I want a guest network.
How to achieve all these, always having the maximum speed the ISP allows? I'll ask the ISP to install a gateway for my home.
Suggestions are invited.
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So, what will your internet / ISP download/upload speeds be? That's where you need to start at.
Depending upon the construction of your house, how you set up the network and streaming functions will vary. WiFi 802.11n is currently the best throughput, but all streams are still going to accumumlate …
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You really only need one router, but you may want multiple access points (WiFi devices) that are connected to the router. The router would be connected to the modem, or contain the modem, that connects you to your ISP. This is what I do in my home. You can hardwire …
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