I'm helping out my landlord with setting up the Internet in our shared apartment building. I'm sure this has been tread out before but I don't know enough about networking to make a reasonable decision, so I thought I'd ask here; please let me know if there's a better place to ask questions like these.
We currently have shared internet throughout the apartment building, going through a typical home modem. No fancy features – but we would like each individual apartment to have their own network.
Does this setup make sense? Or is there a better way:
Modem -> wired router -> one wired router per apt to partition the network behind NATs -> one switch per apt to hook up the wired jacks for that apt, and a wifi access point
I don't know about the features that commercial networking hardware provides but this solution makes sense to me if we're using only consumer hardware. Let me know if there's a better way….
EDIT: slightly more detail: there's only 4 apartments so this wouldn't be super complicated.