how to avoid daisy-chain 5 unmanaged switches my setup is 285m.
Didn't we already go over this? So why are you daisy chaining 5 switches? To get a long run?
Daisy chaining 5 switches would not be a good idea no ;)
switch -- switch --- switch --- switch ---- switch -- pc
Why would you do that exactly?
yes exactly that's the setup , i know how to vlan but the problem has come to me haha , the place is too far and i don't have any choice but to connect them all.
While it can work like that - its for sure not ideal..
Can you give some more details why you need to do it like that.. Because of the long run of 285 meters.. Can you not run fiber?
Biggest problem with that to be honest is your now bottlenecking all the traffic from any devices on all 4 of those bottom switches through the 1 uplink into the top switch.. Which may or may not be a problem depends on what is all talking to what etc..
Its normally a better idea to home run your access switches into your core or distribution layer..
If your forced to do something like that I would limit the speeds of the downstream clients and then have a large fat uplink as you move up the chain. Or etherchanne/Lagg/LACP your uplinks between switches getting fatter as you move up the chain.. But again its not ideal - and would look for better solution - and home run all your access switches with fat uplinks into your core switch..
It's hard because the area is like plain and rocky if i go for fiber i don't have budget and second when the weather is bad , windy, or it will rain so hard i think the fiber cable will break ?. My second option is to use High-Gain, Directional, 2x2 MIMO Antenna.
So your going to have switches "outside"
Yeah some sort of wireless bridge might be better option if this is outside... New stuff can do gig, but something like some unifi nano's should get you 100mbps..
edit: Keep in mind that they do sell armored fiber cable that you could prob run outside without too much effort..
But depending on how long of run - might be more cost effective to go wireless... Not sure what your budget is.. But really want to play with this ;) I just don't have any sort of application that I can justify it for...
thank you very much. thanks for everything btw haha . no homo intended haha.
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My second option is to use High-Gain, Directional, 2x2 MIMO Antenna.
You can get something like this, which is designed for the task.