I’m moving to a new place soon, and I figured it would be a good time to get some experience with more networking stuff.
The area I’ll be in unfortunately only has Comcast as a viable ISP, so I’m stuck with them. But as far as the rest of the setup goes, I’d appreciate some recommendations and best-practices. The diagram below is the very rough schematic of what I have in mind.
Basically, I’d want laptops and phones on wireless for everyday web browsing.
I’d also like to host my own Nextcloud instance to have files available across my network. I’d like to keep this storage isolated within my network, but presumably allow some sort of VPN access so that I could access it while I’m away from home.
So my questions are:
Is this a smart/good arrangement? If not, what should be changed?
What are some free/libre hardware/software recommendations?
For example, I’ve found Turris Omnia, which looks nice, but would there be any sort of compatibility issues with using it in the US? It doesn’t look like there are even any distributors in the US
What are some good resources to learn how to properly set up the firewalling and VPN access for the storage?
If I wanted to eventually host my own website, what would be a secure way to do that without exposing the rest of the network to more risk?
Sorry if these are vague and sweeping questions. Any help focusing them would also be appreciated. I’m happy to teach myself, but pointers to good resources can speed up the process!