Well freemind won’t install so lets hope I don’t fuck this up too bad
So when I move out of my parents house my goal is to have a set list of things done. One of these is to have network stuff set up for the house, and in general the property at large. What I am hoping I can do is have a couple of switches attached to ubiquiti access points and have a nice mesh setup for the house (4 stories) and the property (6 acres containing a barn, future second barn, 2 future workshops, the garage, and a woodshop).
ITT I’d like to keep track of the entire project, take suggestions, and hopefully have this all nice and tied up by… I dunno, June.
At the moment I am looking at these bits of hardware.
The network is fed by a fibre connection with a coax drop line to a surfboard modem at the moment, though I think I’ll get a beefier modem if I need to. In front of the modem there will be a Dell R610 running PFSense as the main switch. Attached to that will be a server for a website that will run a business my mother and father will run, a router to the main floor of the house, and possibly some sort of small NAS.
Been looking at these:
Or building my own, though that might be a pain in my ass / too much power useage. Not sure yet, still mulling it over.
Then out to the barn / workshops I’ll (maybe) have the mesh net set up. One in the garage, one in the woodshop, one in the barn, one in the other barn, one in the metal shop behind the barns, one in the storage building, one in the basement. Effectively this will be one giant circle. Then, and I’m still learning about the ubiquity stuff, I want to drop a small switch at each of the mesh routers so that a wired connection can be had at each building and allowing for potential IP Cameras if needed.
Now this is all just theoretical at this stage and I’m still looking at what is what and whats out there. If theres better ways to do what I am trying to do please let me know. With WPA3 in the works I’m tempted to wait to see how that turns out.
With that, basic machines that will be around will be a few laptops, 2 or 3 desktops, something to do cad / model mockups, and the NAS.