I am looking for a system to help me effectively manage a shared fibre line in an apartment block of 20 - 30 flats.
The idea is to run Cat5e Ethernet cable to each apartment to a central network point. Then run a 30 - 50 Mbps fibre line to that cabinet and effectively share it to each unit.
We will then charge each tenant a fixed fee for the speed they want ie 10M or 20M.
However my issue comes down to the way in which I can limit the bandwidth for each unit. The easiest way I can think of would be to just limit each Ethernet port on a managed switch according to that units speed. But I am not sure which product can do this best.
I was thinking the RB9412nD hAP lite SOHO 2GHz WiFi Router would be ideal to put in each flat / unit. However I would want to control the data throttling on a central level. Not on each device. They would simply act as a SOHO wan wifi router. I also want to work if they have some dlink or netgear already lying around.
A wireless solution would be cheaper than running cable to each unit. However I don't know how one would differentiate which users are linked to which account. And I cant have 50 SSIDs on an AP. (Not sure if capman could solve this issue)
The key thing here is that it needs to be simple, cost effective and centrally managed. If a unit wants to upgrade I just login, and change their speed. Or turn them off etc.
(Im thinking maybe UserManager with PPPoE accounts could work) ?
The upstream fibre provider implements a leaking bucket throttling mechanism. So with regards to my bandwidth management, I cant saturate my line. I would ideally want it to sit on a max of 50% continuous usage.
Any advice or direction etc would be greatly appreciated.