Posted on 2007-04-10
my boss has bought a building which has 5 seperate offices that he wants to rent out individually.
The whole building has structured cabling going into the basement.
he wants to be able to provide a managed network service to the people renting these offices.
how do i go about doing this i.e. do i buy a managed switch and configure vlans for each office?
also there will be only a single internet connection into the building that must be shared by all 5 offices. so if they are all on different subnets can they still access the same nternet connecton.
From your experience what switch would be good here, it must be reasonably priced (48 ports will do) and easy to configure (GUI would be good)
the internet will be ADSL terminating onto a netgear router. we will be using a sonicwall firewall.