Procurve Layer 3 switch vlans sharing internet connection

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hopefully this will be simple for someone to answer,

I have a Layer 3 Procurve switch and a Sonicwall 4060.  My internal network consists of 5 vlans all routed by the procurve.  I have a Single T1 that goes into the Sonicwall which I would like to share with all vlans.  Due to bandwidth issues I dont want to have all the vlans terminating at the sonicwall and would like to keep all internal routing done vie the procurve.  

What would be the best way to do this ?

Put the sonicwall on it's own vlan and have the procurve;s default route set to the ip of the sonicwall and then specify static routes in the sonicwall to point back to the procurve for each network. or create a trunk to the sonicwall.
Question by:tmgc
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    I would recommend the first option, where sonicwall does routing and L3 handles VLANs. This would be a secured approach and not leveraging VLANs to sonicwall. And in case of any troubleshooting this would help to track the issue in two different boxes. I have done such scenarios many times and it worked well and supposed to be the best as of i know.
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    Thank you, Thats exactly what I was looking for

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