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New house build project

Hi All,

 

I am completely new to all of this and appreciate any and all advice moving forward.  We are having a house built in southern california and I am trying to future proof it with networking and internet capabilities.  We are having network cables pulled to all the rooms as much as possible.  It is goign to be a 2 story 5200 sq. foot house.  I have read about having access points for wifi put in as well as setting up a router and switch(s) from the ISP.  I am willing to do all of this, but I am such a novice when it comes to this type of information, I am overwhelmed at the options.  I was thinking of having 2-3 LR access points to spread wifi and the security gateway leading to either a 24 port router or a 16 and 8 port router.  Knowing that the APs will need PoE along with 2-4 security cameras, I was torn between two router options knowing that PoE for those and a cloud key and possible other future ideas.  Are there any home network pros on here that can help me out with ideas?  Thank you!

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Re: New house build project

Hello @Zeta044,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

How many clients will be connecting to each UAP?

Do you have any floorplans?

 

I personally would run 2 cables to each corner of the room!

 

 

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Re: New house build project

Hi Glenn,

 

Would clients be devices accesing the UAPs? Since it is just our house, it would be your typical tablets and phone devices, maybe a few other smart devices that will need WiFi.  I dont believe it will be more that 15-20 devices total.  

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Here is the second floor layout.  There will be at least 1 port run to each room, multiple ports run to the great room and loft.  The bedroom with an office is getting 2 for sure.  They said they can also wire it to have 2-3 ports in the ceiling to mount the APs.

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Hello @Zeta044,

 

I would say 4/5 UAPs in total ceiling mounted.

A UAP AC LR will most likely be more than enough but also look into the UAP NanoHDs.

 

 

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Re: New house build project

 

Just a comment on wiring your new build for future expansion.

I put a 2" PVC pipe in the kitchen plumbing wall - it runs from attic to crawlspace

in a 2 story house. Makes it really easy to get wiring from top to bottom.

 

Another variant is a horizontal run of PVC pipe from one end of the house to the other.

 

PVC is cheap. The time to run it is minimal if the walls are open.

 

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