Afternoon all. Having been impressed with the attention the most recent "home network" thread got, I thought I'd come here for some suggestions of my own. I've just taken my first step onto the property ladder and much like the other thread, I'm keen to make sure my network is properly set up from the beginning. That said, my questions are more towards hardware and proper implementation/network structure, so rather than hijack that thread, I thought it best to start my own. I've tried to do as much research as I can, but my knowledge (or lack therof) is definitely hindering me! My requirements: A well put together network of sufficient capacity that will serve all my devices and allow for expansion in future. Network devices and layout Downstairs: Foyer: FTTP Line into building, modem and router Reception 1: 10 Ethernet devices, resident WiFi, guest WiFi Reception 2: resident WiFi Dining room: 5 Ethernet devices, resident WiFi Kitchen: 5 Ethernet devices, resident WiFi Bathroom: resident WiFi Garage: Resident WiFi Upstairs: Guest room: 2 Ethernet devices, resident WiFi, guest WiFi Bedroom 2: Resident WiFi Bedroom 3: 2 Ethernet devices, resident WiFi Mancave (B4): 10 Ethernet devices, resident WiFi Bathroom 1 & 2: Resident WiFi All cabling will be Cat6. Also, before anyone scoffs at my need for WiFi in bathrooms... there is a legitimate reason for this, other than a throne phone browse! My thoughts on the network: Where ethernet is required: 1 small managed gigabit switch (inc wireless AP) per room similar to this. Then have all room switches on a floor connect to a per-floor switch of this kind, which then heads to my router (I thought maybe this?) But I don't know if having switches connected to switches is silly, but it's the most tidy way I can think of doing things. Also, I don't know if I should be looking at a better router and go fibre-optic from per-floor switches to the router? SFP seems to be fairly accessible? WiFi: I'm hoping the abundance of high-powered APs in all the room switches I mentioned will be enough to provide full house coverage. But I have no idea how to "sync" all the APs to appear as a contiguous single WLAN, with of course a VWLAN for the guest wifi network. (I know my Draytek can do multiple WLANs, and indeed multiple SSIDS, across both frequency bands ... I assume what I ask therefore should be possible?) TL;DR Is it stupid to be chaining switches the way I intend? If it's not stupid to chain switches, should I go fibre from floor switches to router? Is there any real benefit to be had? Contiguous WLAN from multiple networked APs should be possible given hardware specified Is there more appropriate hardware or implementation I could use? I know you guys will point me in the right direction!