I am the admin of an apartment building. We are migrating from our crappy setup to a Ubiquiti setup. I am therefore performing an audit on the network topology. Here is the current setup:
Router (basement) | Switch (Basement) -- I realize this is redundant, but it is done for IP Cameras | Switch (Floor 1) - One cable per router 3 total | (connected to switch on floor 1) Switch (Floor 2) - One cable per router 3 total | (connected to switch on floor 2) Switch (Floor 3) - One cable per router 3 total | (connected to switch on floor 3) Switch (Floor 4) - One cable per router 3 total
I was wondering if it'd be better to have one cable for each floor, instead of daisy chaining to the previous floor. Each floor will have a POE switch to provide required power.
Please let me know if I need to clarify anything, I did my best to describe it.
Additional: * My primary concern with individual wires would be length of wire (3rd and 4th floor), the building isn't terribly tall but I don't want to run into other issues. Will this be an issue?
- There is presently gigabit switches on each floor.
- We provide a 50Mbit connection and I want to use the built in bandwidth management to limit the connections.
Thank you all for your input. At this time, we will probably leave the wiring alone to prevent breaking things. I purchased 1000ft of good quality cat5e (non-CCA). If we get another internet connection, I'll run one to the third floor, separating the first and second.