I want to create a network in my work 4 floors 50m2*4 workplace. Requirements are simple:
- Share internet ( < 20mb/s ADSL) while blocking someone from abusing download speed for long period. (Throttle him if he downloads continuously for 5mins+ !)
- WiFi coverage to 3 floors 60m2
- Allow all devices to access local servers (2 ubuntu servers 1 running the web server and other git servers)
I have no experience in networks and I googled and found many solutions.
First, the problem encountered while planning for such low traffic network is should I use 1. Business grade 2. Consumer grade products ??
Is it worth the huge price difference? Do I have to buy a network controller? If all I need is a single TCP/IP network?
What I have in mind?
- Poe router
- Poe switch 8ports * 3
- Poe access point 2 on each floor (6)
I was thinking I can take 1 cat6 cable from the router into a switch. Then take a cable into my 2 servers and 1 to a switch in a floor above it.
Take 2 cables from the 2nd-floor switch into my 2 access point in that floor and one cable to floor above. And so on until I cover all floors.
The network will be used by around 20-40 device most traffic is HTTP web traffic for our local server (git server & web server both internal)
Can someone tell me if I'm thinking straight or not?
When so you chose to use a switch on each level, vs single 28port switch on the first floor?
Since I will still do all civil work anyway, is Poe worth it? Or I should save and just take a power cable to run along with all cat6 ducts from floor 1 upward?
If I ever decided to use phones or cameras on this network would it work or there are things to consider first?