Apartment Complex Internet


#1

Hello All…
We need to design a platform to provide internet to a 120 unit apartment complex. This complex consists of 5 buildings with 24 apartments per building. The complex owners are planning to have the ISP bring fiber into a Club House building where the MDF will be. We will have single mode fiber in a star configuration from the Club House MDF to each of the 5 buildings IDFs. Each of the 24 apartments in the building will be cabled via Cat6 to the IDF closet of that building. At the apartment we are thinking of having a local router 4 hard wired connections and wireless. I have been using Peplink Balance equipment for my VOip installations and am interested in using it for this deployment if it fits. Thanks!


#2

How much bandwidth will be going to each of the 5 buildings and is there a targeted amount of bandwidth per apartment? I assume it is a synchronous connection from the ISP?


#3

I was thinking of a gig fiber link to each building from the MDF. The customer is wanting to give them a 10X2 as a starting point for each apartment with option to upgrade to more speed. I believe so but not sure on the synchronous connection I will have to contact the ISP.


#4

At a minimum you will need to go with a Balance 305 and our 24 port SD Switch at each IDF. And of course InControl2 to neatly manage everything :smiley:


#5

I would take 10GBs Switch with at least 10 SFP+ for the Club House. A Peplink SD-Switch with 48 Ports for each bulding connected via 10GBs fibre. As there are 24 appartments in every building you got only 2 ports per appartment. You surely will have Accesspoints and surveillance cams or access systems after a while… The B305 will be sufficent.


#6

Thanks for the replies. All great info. 2 Ports per apartment should be plenty. We were thinking of installing a Surf SOHO at each apartment for wireless connectivity and 4 hard wired ports.