This is a continuation of the question titled 'small office networking architecture' at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21836832.html
I am trying to design an architecture for my new office. My objectives are:
- supporting employees totalling not more than 24 at the moment.
- segregating each department to have control over who can reach who
- having an WiFi access point to the meeting room for public access via laptop. This probably mean another VLAN which will not see the other departments at all.
- having a WiFi wireless network with encryption and password authentication.
My current proposal is:
layer2 managed switch
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n dept n dept WiFi Access pt/router
1) I would be using a layer2 managed switch such as Linksys SRW224G4 and D-link 3526 where VLAN is implemented by port grouping. When this is done,
a) will the VLANs be able to see one another implementing these layer2 VLANs?
b) ACLs are avail but only seems applicable for specific addresses within each VLAN, not a ACL between VLANs.
Anyway to implement ACL VLANs via these L2 managed switches?
2) For the WiFi, i stated either AP/router. Logically speaking AP is used but i would like to know if i can use those broadband routers as the access point instead such as Linksys WRT54G? If yes then wad is the point of using access points when these routers have more features yet cheaper?