Hello a relative of mine is the administrator at a three story 55 small apartment complex. The residents stay there only during summer and they decided to setup a central internet connections for all the apartments, with wireless coverage.
The complex is shaped like this picture http://imgur.com/pkoRzNO
The local ISP has two different lines ending in the complex, and the max speed for one line 10Mbps (you can buy multiple lines).
My plan is to setup two different networks one for each side. Each network would have a router with three switches connected to it (one on each floor), and 1 access point for every two or three apartments, connected to the switches.
The problems is I don't really have experience with networks of this size so I am looking for general advice.
Any advice on equipment? I was thinking of pfsense or mikrotik routers, I will definately need good QoS and I am thinking I sould go dual wan in case we need more lines in the future. Also the access points will be outdoors.
Would a 10Mbps line on each side cover normal internet usage for so many clients, or should I get more from the beggining?
Is my plan realistic? Am I missing something?
Thanks for any advice.