ive been collecting bits n bobs that can be networked and used in a home automation system for a while and have always had in the back of my mind to host a private network/subnet to collect all these devices in one manageable group.
however now the collection is growing close to useful and im starting to play with node red i tried to google for help in network set up and found it somewhat sparse.
the population of automation and repurposed iot devices has the scope to grow, and i dont fancy having them all cluttering up the web connected wifi, nor would i relsih the need to reboot the web router as often as it would need with some device addition.
However the lack of similar projects out there to get guidance (copy) from suggests i could be barking up the wrong tree here??