Solved

Redesign wired router network to add segment and wireless

Posted on 2013-12-14
5
276 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I want to replace Routers, switch to increase distribution QoS and move Wi-Fi signal to center 50 feet from cable modem at 105 mbps and gigabit Ethernet. All rooms in house were wired back when cable modem was first offered and I want to retain for quality of signal. But, wireless sent from drop point of cable, is too poor. Since all distribution begins there, I am looking to add a Router that can provide QoS and uplink to wireless access point and single  CAT5 to attic switch that terminates in bedrooms.

Additionally, if possible without taking away from the above, I would like to add a printer or other devices either as USB 3 and SATA drive for local backups of PC over network.

What and how can I best accomplish this? I realize I am asking for a lot. Also, I would like to keep hardware below $1000

George
0
Comment
Question by:geokirk
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Gerald Connolly earned 250 total points
ID: 39719900
For low-cost but professional grade wireless kit look at Ubiquiti (ubnt.com), all their APs are POE so you can put them anywhere you have Ethernet run to.

Maybe something like their picostations in every location you need connectivity
0
 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:Darr247
Darr247 earned 250 total points
ID: 39719993
If you're going gigabit you want to replace the cat5 with at least cat5e, if not cat6 or cat6a, and upgrade the keystone jacks to match.

Other than that, hard wire the new wireless unit back to the original router... that will give far better results than connecting them wirelessly.
0
 

Author Comment

by:geokirk
ID: 39720777
The Ubiquiti indeed has a very nice set of gear., which I think I will use. The gigabit is just for the backbone connections. The actual throughput per connection point would be 100mbps and Comcast only supports 105mbps. So changing to CAT6e beyond the network backbones, probably would not buy me anything at this time. Evenntually for quality, I would upgrade to all CAT 6E. I like their wireless access points.

Thanks, any other suggestions?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Darr247
ID: 39720867
>  So changing to CAT6e
Maybe that was just a typo, but there's no such thing as cat6e (other than marketing hype... the latest/best cat6 "standard" is cat6a).
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:geokirk
ID: 39721374
Cat6a will be the backbone.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The following recovery method will work on All Cisco Switchs that run ISO software. You will need a good copy of the IOS version you want you use saved on your PC and a Com's Cable. The software for these switches comes as a .tar file. Tar is …
If you’re like me and you like peace and quiet, saving money, and pretty lights, then this article is for you. For financial reasons, I buy all the Cisco equipment for my home lab second-hand. The first thing to wear out is usually one of the coo…
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question