General considerations before this proposed home network build

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General considerations before this proposed home network build

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Good day :)

I am planning a network for my home, a building of 4 apartments. Two heads are better than one and so I want to get a review of the proposed topology attached here.

The downlink from telco to home is Fiber 200 Mbps into a a traditional brick and mortar building of total 400 sq. meters space.

I am already looking for POE switches with vLANs and LACP for link aggregation with the Synology server. vLAN feature is needed since I plan to separate iot devices from other devices' traffic. Please give recommendations and consideration to note in order to buy the most fit devices. I anticipate there will be moderate to high network use since the number of permanent connected clients is at least 20 including the Synology file,collaboration and media server and a total of 10 mobile phones.

Where is the network bottleneck ? Is there a minimum down-link or the 200 Mbps will suffice ? Do I need a cabinet or enclosure for network devices ?

It would be great to provide considerations that facilitate management and securing of my proposed network.

Current pain points :

- Disconnections , don't know are they external (from ISP) or due to poor current network setup (a router modem by the ISP and a wireless router in bridge mode) that serves all users
- Lag on my child PS4 and the weekly related headache and complaints 🤪
- A number of WiFi dead points

Thankfully, please review and tell if there are any missing parts or issues to consider, including possible pitfalls or traffic bottlenecks.
 

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Where is the network bottleneck ?
Can you add more info to the topology regarding wifi/eth connectivity and cable standards?

Is there a minimum down-link or the 200 Mbps will suffice ?
This will depend on the needs of the clients, the quality of the material being consumed etc, so not something that can be said easily.

Do I need a cabinet or enclosure for network devices ?
Again, it will depend where you want to terminate everything and how. Will you have all your endpoints terminated in a patch panel that will go into a switch or directly to a switch? Do you plan on keeping nas, switch together (maybe UPS as well), or not? It will all depend if you and how you visioned your setup in the new space.

Disconnections , don't know are they external (from ISP) or due to poor current network setup (a router modem by the ISP and a wireless router in bridge mode) that serves all users
Would recommend to wire everything you can, and leave wifi for iot and/or mobile devices only.
 
29
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DS920+
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  2. Windows
Mobile operating system
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Can you add more info to the topology regarding wifi/eth connectivity and cable standards?
Updated diagram with wired/wireless links. I need advice on cable standards what will be the minimum in my situation and what will be required for near future.
 

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