I did have one question I was wondering if it is okay to ask it here as it is partly about for the future partly linked to my original post and partly not its to do with my internal infrastructure in my LAN and my lack of bandwidth between the bottom and top floor of the house.
I am currently considering different options to connect my office to the floor below in my house, the cables would be run outside (e.g. like VM's clip and hammer approach), I'm tempted to go for MM fibre optics with a breakout box connected to those and another patch cable between those to a switch with 10 gig SPF as uplinks e.g. 2 one for redundancy and extra capacity for the future. I would have large amounts of devices connected and have a NAS and server storage which ideally needs 6Gig of bandwidth internally, gigabit for the NAS and 5 Gig for the Server that caches it each is on a different floor.
Do you think that this would be wise, using fibre for future proofing and if so does anyone know any cheap switches with 10 gig SPF and some SPF modules I had to rule out FS.com due to brexit and tax border force reasons.
My main reason for bringing this up is as I can currently get 200Mbps Max on my two 100 meg uplinks over copper which even with gigabit switches won't go past 100 as the cables are over 15 years old.
(Benchmarked on NetStress)
I currently use two netgear 8 port prosafe switches (GS108E) upstairs each one has a connected PoE TP-Link 802.11.AC access point for wireless networking, my main router is a TP-Link Archer AX90 (AX6600) Tri band router (Router
All of my access points are allocated Channels manually so I am able to use the same SSID and password which allows seamless roaming similar to a mesh network.
I ultimately want to keep my wireless capabilities the same but just improving the connections between the two switches on the top floor to the samknows whitebox which is currently used to measure network performance on the bottom floor, this is connected to the router using a gigabit connection.
I hope i have explained everything clearly and I hope its okay for this to go under my thread if not let me know?