I hope this doesn't sound too noob ;)
We have an apartment building with 100 rooms/units. All of these units have their OWN DSL modems / lines (Its very expensive). I want to bring in a carrier Ethernet line and centralize / manage everything. The CAT5 is already ran throughout the building into 1 data/phone room. My question(s) are:
1. If Ethernet is coming into the building, what hardware do i have to have in place between the incoming carrier Ethernet line and all of the CAT5 cables? This is probably a somewhat simple diagram but i can't find any info on it.
2. I want to have a Server / firewall in place that allows me to filter URLs and applications (torrents) for example. Where does the server/firewall sit in the diagram and can i use a Windows box? I don't know Linux;(
3. I need to be able to throttle the bandwidth per apartment. How is that accomplished?
4. I need all of the units to be in essence, on their own network, as i don't want people being able to see the other machines? Someone advised to have a managed switch/router assign a different Subnet Mask to each IP. How is that normally accomplished?
any feedback / useful links are much appreciated!!!
Thank you all for reading this and sorry to bombard you with questions. If you never ask, you never learn~