Thanks for the detailed response. That has given me much to think about.
I have an Asus RT-AC88U which has been rock solid for wifi and internet connection (ATT Giga-Speed). It can handle one Link Ag. The Asus firmware does not support VLANs.
Looks like the merlin opensource...
Long time lurker consuming the vast amounts of experience found here. I am currently running Blue Iris and 3 Amcrest 3MP domes off of an Amcrest 4 port POE switch. I plan on upgrading to multiple starlight cameras in the next month or so.
My network runs are in disparate locations...