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Which router/switch for distributing to 10 individual RouterBOARDs 951-2n??

Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:00 pm

Hello MikroTik gurus.

Coming back after 5 years from this topic; viewtopic.php?f=3&t=94265 , credits to @Quindor, I am back requiring an upgrade.
If you happen to look on the old post you will see that I wanted to share the internet bandwidth among rental property, home and office. Unfortunately this is not possible any more and the plans are changed a bit.

We are currently having a major upgrade from our ISP provider and right now the road is sliced to install fibre to the home!!! FTTH). The speed I have selected is 200Mbps down / 20Mbps up and the supplied modem is NOKIA ONT. I have installed (five years ago) FTP 4*2*23AWG cable (ISO/IEC 11801, CAT6 TIA/EIA 568C.2) to each studio and terminate it to a RouterBOARD 951 2n with POE.
All cables run down to a cabinet where the new modem will be located.

I am looking for a router/switch to distribute equally (QOS/PCQ???) the available bandwidth to 10 RouterBOARDs. (Each RouterBOARD to appear as individual WiFi network. e.g. Studio1.1, Studio1.2, Studio2.1 etc..)
I understand that the limit because of POE and actual board is down to 54Mbps per device but I don't expect the building to have only 1 tenant at any given time.
ISP offers dynamic IP...

Other essential parameters are:
  • No other user can see another RouterBOARD (private network,WiFi),
  • No internal traffic between RouterBOARD-to-RouterBOARD unless each user wants to have traffic within his/her own RouterBOARD.
  • Remote managing is key especially when new tenant arrives to set a new password for the individual RouterBOARD.
Optional parameters:
  • 10*POE out ports to power RouterBOARD 951 2n (max cable length 30meters)
  • Limit to 1 voip call at a time per RouterBOARD
  • USB output to use a relay and cut off the modem power remotely if required
netPower 16P or CRS328-24P-4S+RM looks like a good candidate to me but my knowledge on Mikrotik and routing is very limited. Last time the programming was done by one of my friends but most probably this time I'll have to find a professional (any recommendations welcome).

Thanks again for your time and your patience :)

*PS. attached diagram
**If you have another recommendation on equipment feel free to commend. (I'm flexible to alterations as long as RouterBOARD 951 2n are used) ((Could that work?? RB4011iGS+RM with an SFP to rj45...))

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