Before deploying a 10G home fiber network, it is important to thoroughly evaluate your home network to ensure that the network deployed later meets all your traffic needs. Basically, how many computers, printers, and other peripherals do you need to connect to your network? What types of mobile devices need access to your network? How much coverage does your WiFi need? Do you need to monitor all network devices? Do you want network devices to have special functions? Where do you want to establish a 10G connection? Do I need to keep the previous 1G connection?
What devices are needed to deploy a 10G home fiber network?
For a 10 GBIT/s home fiber optic network, 10-GIGABit switches, routers, and wireless access points (aps) are essential components. Network servers, 10GE network adapters, PoE switches, and IP cameras may also be required on a home network depending on your requirements.
How to choose the best device for a 10G home fiber network?
It can be seen from the above that the home network switch, router and wireless access point are the three most important network components of the home optical network. If you want to obtain an efficient and reliable network, high-quality equipment is essential. Here are some tips for choosing your home network switch, router, and wireless access point.
Home network switch
There are various types of network switches in the market, such as GIGABit switches, 10-gigabit switches, 25-GIGABit switches, and PoE switches. For a 10 GIGABit home fiber network, you may need 10 GIGABit network switches and PoE switches. So how to choose the most suitable home network switch? We can start from the following three aspects:
Functions and Performance
Network switches have many functions, especially management network switches. However, for home network switches, you do not need to select a network switch that supports all functions, but only the basic functions, such as QoS, VLAN, and security. In the meantime, consider stacking and Power over Ethernet. Stacking brings more flexibility to the network. If you want to upgrade the network or need to add more network devices to the network, stacking multiple switches can be the most efficient and economical solution because it can meet your needs without changing the original network architecture. The Power supply over Ethernet (PoE) function provides power for PoE devices. If PoE devices, such as IP cameras, need to be deployed on your home network, you are advised to use switches (PoE switches or PoE+ switches) that support Power supply over Ethernet.
Power consumption and capacity are also factors to consider. To ensure the stable and reliable operation of your home network, you are advised to choose a network switch with a larger switching capacity. At the same time, choosing a fanless network switch is necessary for home networks because it is essentially noiseless and helps reduce system power consumption.
Generally, the port types of home network switches are electrical (RJ45) and optical (SFP/SFP+) ports. Electrical ports are generally connected to Cat6 network jumpers, while optical ports are usually used with optical modules and optical fiber jumpers. For example, SFP+ ports are used with SFP+ optical modules and LC duplex optical fiber jumpers. In addition to the port type, the number of ports on the switch on the home network also needs to be considered. If your network does not need to be connected to many network devices, the 8-port or 12-port 10-Gigabit switch can meet the requirements. However, if you need to connect a lot of network devices or the network scale will expand in the short term, it is recommended that you choose a 24-port or 48-port 10-gigabit switch. All in all, the choice depends on your actual network requirements.
The cost of
The cost of an electrical (RJ45 port) network switch is generally lower than that of an optical port switch. Network management switches are also more expensive than non-network management switches. Once you have determined the type of home network switch, you can compare the home network switch offered by different vendors in the market and choose the most cost-effective one.
A router is an essential device for connecting your home network to the Internet. A home router is much easier to choose than a home network switch. First, you should contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or directly view your account details to get your bandwidth rate and see what rate your router is coming from. Considering that you are now wiring your 10G home fiber network, the router you choose should be equipped with at least one SFP+ port. Second, you need to determine the type of router you need. Currently, routers are classified into wired routers and wireless routers. Although wireless routers can provide both wireless and Ethernet connections, their WiFi coverage is limited and they are generally more expensive than wired routers. Therefore, if your home network coverage is large, considering the cost and connection stability, it is recommended that you choose a wired router (which can be used with a wireless access point).
Home wireless access point
Wireless access points are essential if you want to access the Internet with your wireless device. When selecting a wireless access point, you must first confirm several questions: How many wireless devices do you have? What is the maximum area that WiFi signal needs to cover? How wide does your selected wireless access point cover? Once these issues are identified, you can determine how many WIRELESS access points you need to purchase, so you can avoid selecting fewer or more wireless access points.
10G home optical fiber Network case sharing
After selecting the network equipment, it is time to deploy the 10G home fiber network. A typical 10G home optical fiber network deployment diagram is as follows. There are many network devices in the whole house. After the connection lines are calculated, the 24-port 10-GIGABit switch is taken as the core switch in the home network. Four SFP+ optical ports on the 10-GIGABit switch connect to the PoE+ switch, router, NETWORK video recorder (NVR), and server. PoE devices in yards and garages can be connected to PoE+ switches with 8 ports.
Now that you've learned how to evaluate your home network and choose the right network device, deploying a 10G home fiber network is not as difficult as you might think.