Currently having the house pulled apart and a new extension on the back. Taking the opportunity to run CAT6 through most of the house and add a node 0.
There will be around 22 CAT6 cables feeding back to node 0 from 8 rooms. Mostly will be used for streaming content to TV, possibly Sky Q over ethernet and general PC/Tablet/Phone browsing. Also thinking of adding in 2 or 3 POE wireless access points and maybe a POE camera.
Got a few questions I'm not 100% sure on...
1) Thoughts on if to go for an unmanaged / smart / managed switch? I was thinking unmanaged but if i go for a 48 port switch most seen to be managed.
2) If i've got a handful of POE devices is it best to go for a main none POE switch for data and then a small 8 port POE switch in addition (any implications for this approach?)
3) Whats the best way to connect multiple switched.... ive got a couple of desktop 5 port switches in a few of the rooms. Should I run these back and plug into the router or the switch at node 0 - does it make much difference?
Many thanks in advance. I'm sure I'll have a few more questions before We're all done