I have finally reached my limit ( I assume) adding the 4 Samsung 6414 cameras and 4 WAM speakers pushed me to 132 active leases on my router. Since then it is just rebooting every couple hours ( I’ll just assume from overworking/over heating) , or simply dropping off 5Ghz band .
So the time has come and I know there are lot of network pros in here with very vocal opinions.
I am about to just grab a 4port switch and add a second LAN just for individual device types. IE put the WAM speakers and a tablet to control them on their own WiFI network, set another one up for just all the cameras, etc. Issue here is that AFAIK even though Moto SB6212 does have a LAN router of sorts with 40 IP addresses, I don’t believe I can just add a network switch and hook up multiple routers even if I do give them separate IP sets. Chaining routers together as APs won’t help since the first router will still be a bottleneck I already have 2 APs wired to main router…
I " love" all the " expert reviews" that classify 10 devices online concurrently as extreme usage.
I am open to an enterprise setup, I know that the mesh wifi are not a real solution since I have so many hardwired devices, most of them only have 2-3 LAN ports. With current router & APs I have 90% WiFi signal throughout the house, so it is just a matter of actual traffic going though the router.
Brief partial summary of current usage
8 Nest protects
2 Hardwired CCTV DVRs with 8 cams each
12 IP cameras
4 Tivo DVR
4 Samsung WAM speakers
6 Tablets set up as either SmartTiles panels or Streaming video from CCTV/ IP cams
5 personal tablets
3 desktop computers
3 Network Bluray players
2 NAS HDDs
I could continue, but you get the idea
Let the bidding begin