VLan's for LAN Extension
Posted on 2006-10-26
We have just gotton a WAN link upgrade to a 100MB FDX LAN extension which is connecting two geographically seperated offices and am trying to figure out if I could use VLANs instead of routers to connect the offices. Here's my network setup.
The offices are on seperate subnets and are part of the same domain.
We have a 10mg WAN link now connecting the offices which we will be decomissioning after we complet the transition to the LAN extension.
There are 2 DC's per office and of course DHCP servers in each office. Each office has it's own Gateway.
We have VLAN compatible switches on each end.
Basically I know I can use routers on each end to establish the WAN link. But Can this be done with VLAN's?
Some setup tips would be greatly appriciated, I can't figure out how traffic from 1 subnet would know to get to the other subnet without routing.
Thanks in advance