Home Network Design

Did some network design for my home network. This will ensure that my new Virgin Media 1100mbps/50mps speed is fully utilised without any bottlenecks and will futureproof things up to at least 2.5Gbs/speed connections.

I should be able to load balance both internet connections to utilise them both simultaniously in the future, but for now I want to be able to get greater than 1000mbit/s speed on a single device otherwise there is not much point in speed increases past 1000mbits. Also there is a 200-300mbits speed increase possible from my existing VM hardware that is not utilised in the current network.

I will be using this method to extract the full speed from the VM hub: https://tech.msh100.uk/virgin/networking/2020/10/17/virgin-media-greater-than-gbit/

Since I have drawn up the diagram, there have been a few improvements suggested – using fibre and fibre modules instead of CAT 7 and more expensive modules to convert to CAT 7.

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