Hardware (Cisco) setup for hotel broadband
Posted on 2003-03-10
I've been asked to help setup broadband connections for a local hotel. 80 rooms;dsl/cable modem connection; guests will be using vpn clients. Hardware I've chosen is (3) Cisco catalyst 2950's and a cisco 831 broadband router.
Plan on setting up a separate tagged vlan for each port (to protect the guests from each other). The router allows for mutiple vpn passthroughs for guests connecting back to their home office. I know bandwidth might be a problem, but cable/DSL is all the budget will allow at this time.
My concerns are:
(1) How the switches will handle multiple vlans across 3 or 4 switches, can they be set up as one big switch.
(2) DHCP req/acks traversing the vlans.
This plan is not set in stone, so if anyone has any suggestions feel free.