Help required as I need to extend internet access around my 3 storey house?
Sky Hub SR102-4 ports out, one in.
SKy unlimited Broadband.
4 macs, 1 laptop, sky+box, Smart TV, PS4, 4 smart phones, another tv & sky+ box & ps4 in near future. Currently connected via 4 ethernet cables from which are being wrecked being pulled in and out every day by teenagers on PS4/sky+. I have already fitted new plugs to a couple of cables but am worried that the sockets in the various boxes will be damaged internally soon.
So, I would like to have an ethernet wall socket in 6 rooms plus 2 groupings, one for sky+/ps4/smart tv all together & another tv + sky+ box + ps4 in another room.
Also, the wireless signal drops out regularly due to many deices connecting simultaneously? standing next to hub still results in long connection times.
I have the following bits of kit left over from a previous office so would like to use them if they are suitable?
1 x Netgear N300 Wireless Dual Band ADSL2+ Modem Router
1 x Netgear Prodafe 8 Port Gigabit switch GS108v2
2 x Devolo dLAN 500 AVPro UNI
large reel of ethernet cable, plugs and crimpers plus wall sockets an boxes.
I am renovating house so running cables is fairly easy at the moment.(I assume hardwired connection is better than using Powerline method)
I have read up a little and using the switch by adjusting sky hub settings to issue IPs one option? -easiest method?
The Devolo is supposed to be commercial grade kit, but why go there if a clean hardwire connection is possible-correct? It also does coax 2 wire.
The Netgear modem is supposed to have 4 aerials and superior range….so could be better than SKy Hub….also read that Sky don't like you using non sky kit and that you need to interrogate the Hub to access passwords/usernames required for setting up non sky hub?
If anyone could just outline benefits/disadvantages of using any of my existing kit and give my a steer on which way to go that would be great.
I am a novice at this networking stuff, so be gentle…..
thanks in advance.