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Posted on 2007-04-10
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Hi guys

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.
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Hello anas_elkhani,
PeteLonganas_elkhani said:
>>how do i go about doing this i.e. do i buy a managed switch and configure vlans for each office?

Thats how I would do it any Cisco 3000 series Switch will do this (Or HP Procurve 2650 / or 2800 or a 3400 to have proper routing) each have a telnet or GUI fromt End - HP is cheaper and has a lifetime warantee - Cisco has an expensive smartnet to keep paying for contiinued cover



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by:anas_elkhani
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tanks petelong

how about the internet connection can all the Vlans use the same connection, can this be done on the switch or do i need some kind of router
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will this switch do the job.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/23591-23599-23599-23599-23631-1789421-7963623.html

im worried about the internet, can the internet connection be shared by the 5 vlans on different subnets
          e.g.        
                   Router or GW = 192.168.0.1
                   Vlan1              = 192.168.1.x
                   Vlan2              = 192.168.2.x
                   Vlan3              = 192.168.3.x
                   Vlan4              = 192.168.3.x
                   Vlan5              = 192.168.5.x
           
can the swich assign a GW of 192.168.0.1 to all the Vlans
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Yes  - a 2848 gives you 48 x Gigabit and 2 dual personality (that means copper or fiber) a 2650 gives 48 x 10/100 and two dual personality and is cheaper but BOTH will do basic routing at layer 3 between the VLANS

on a HP switch you can route between vlans as you require, you just cant do RIP or OSPF etc but they will do exactly what you are asking.

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ThanQ
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