Home network switches
I’m trying to do 2 things to my home network:
1. Increase the number of devices connected
2. Improve total network efficiency and speed
My current config is Netgear CM500 cable modem -> TP-Link AC1750 router and Netgear GS108 8-port switch -> about 10 client devices consisting of an Ampedwireless wi-fi range extender, NAS, 4 computers, smart tv, 2 Roku devices.
My network is split into 3 physical “segments” if you will:
1. House – modem, router, devices
2. Garage – wi-fi range extender (for garage, yard, etc.)
3. Outbuilding – off-sight NAS (backup)
I’m out of available network ports, and I was able to get a few of our old enterprise Cisco switches from work. They are:
3750 POE-48 (48-port)
3750G POE-48 (48-port)
Assuming that all of these old switches work, I’m considering properly configuring and installing one of the Cisco switches into my network (I’m guessing directly between my cable modem and everything else).
I’d also like to use either the Netgear GS108 8-port or the 2nd best Cisco switch out in the outbuilding, thereby further segmenting and increasing available ports both in the house and out there as well.
I’d appreciate your advice on the best/proper order of networking device connectivity, and I hope that is enough info to begin with. Please let know your thoughts, and if/what additional detail would be helpful.