I am attempting to implement a Cisco Catalyst 500 series switch. I was under the impression that I could separate each port into its own VLAN. These VLAN's would be able to be managed down to the speed or bandwidth of the throughput.
I have two networks that are connected to the same T-1 each with their own assignable public IP address.
I was hoping to keep one VLAN at approximately 256 k / 256 k or 1/4 of the T-1 and leave the remainder of the T-1 data to a separate and more robust network.
After discussing this option with CDW's service team they assured me this would be possible with this switch.
It seems after an extensive investigation that I am only able to either control the Duplex (Full, Half, auto) or the actual port speed (10, 100) or I could setup an etherport thereby creating a virtual GIG port by using more than one 10/100 port.
This isn't what I had in mind, but maybe I am perceiving it differently than it was originally explained to me.
Thank you for your assistance.
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