I am trying to find the right hardware for my home network. I bought a Aruba S2500 switch about a month ago and spent 2 weekends trying to configure it to get internet access while using the switch as the networks DHCP server. I failed miserably at this… I believe that the s2500 would do all of the networking tasks that i want for my home network but I am clearly not network savvy enough to configure it with the limited documentation available for it.
So, I am looking for more consumer friendly devices that can create VLANs and keep my network segregated. The things i am looking to do with my network are as follows:
- Separate VLAN for security cameras (think Wendel’s Hikvision video)
- Separate VLAN for home WIFI (mostly just WAN access with video steaming privlages)
- Separate VLAN for wired network
I am remodeling my house and am running CAT6A to all of the rooms in my house. I don’t currently need 10gb to all the rooms in my house but definitely to my main computer. I need POE capability for my cameras and APs. Most likely 4 cameras and 2 APs.
It seemed like the Aruba switch that i have would work great for this setup, but I am a networking neophyte so it has not worked for me. I am an enthusiast in this area and really would like to learn. Any recommendation hardware related or otherwise would be greatly appreciated.