I just built a new house and am trying to get all my equipment working correctly. Here's what I currently have:
I have a high speed docsys cable modem for comcast.
I have an SLM 2024 24-port gigabit switch
I have a WRT610N Wirless router that I want to use as a WAP
I'm missing a router and am open to suggestions
I have structured wiring throughout the house and my house consists of the following:
Downstairs - Kitchen (1-port)
Downstairs - Study (1-port)
Downstairs - Great Room (1-port for media access to blu-ray)
Upstairs - Bedroom 1 (1-port currently unused)
Upstairs - Bedroom 2 (1-port currently unused)
Upstairs - Master Bedroom (1-port for media access to blu-ray)
Upstairs - Entertainment Room (4 - ports // 2 (Computers), 1 (Wireless-N router), (1-port used for media access to xbox-360))
4-additional ports will be used for multi-media (currently not designated)
So, I have a total of 10-14 ports throughout the house that will be used.
In the basement, all of the structured wiring leads down to a can and a 24-port patch panel. The cable modem is plugged in to a whip and will be plugged into a router (need help on which router I should use). The router will be plugged into the SLM2024 switch. The SLM2024 switch feeds the patch panel in the Can. The WRT610n is upstairs on one of the ports that is fed into the SLM2024.
I also have a multi-media server that I'm probably going to place in the basement which has 4-terabytes of space for media storage and sharing. It also acts as a simple home server.
So, my questions are how am I connecting and setting things up so that I'm efficient with my usage? I already have one vlan (vlan 1) but haven't created any others. Can anyone assist me with what router I should get and how I should connect my network up efficiently?
Any help would be appreciated.
I don't have the same setup of your new house but during the building stage I coordinated with the builders and made sure each room has two data ports. I have a 8 port switch at the consolidation point. I have a WAP installed centrally. The internet is terminated in the consolidation point so I just connected it to my router and my router to the 8-port switch.