Create VLans without Router

I would like to break up our network into VLans. We do have managed srw224 switches. Is it possible to be able to break the network up into seperate vlans and be able to still talk to each other without the use of a router?
stevek65Asked:
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JFrederick29Commented:
Nope, you need a router to route between VLAN's.
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stevek65Author Commented:
Could you suggest any for under $100.00
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JFrederick29Commented:
When I say router, I mean a "device" that can route, a server would work if you can trunk between the server doing the routing and the switch.
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JFrederick29Commented:
A Linux machine should be able to do this as long as you have a NIC for every VLAN or a NIC that can do 802.1Q trunking with the switch.
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stevek65Author Commented:
We are using a Windows 2003 server as the labs file server, DHCP and DNS. How would I configure this on the server?
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from_expCommented:
take a look at mikrotik routers (www.mikrotik.com)
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JFrederick29Commented:
Well, you need to first check to see whether the NIC supports 802.1Q trunking.  The NIC driver software would need to be configured appropriately as well as the switch port connected to the server would need to be a trunk...

You then would have a virtual NIC per VLAN with an IP address on each subnet.  Routing would have to be setup on the server and your Internet Firewall/router.
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rgaudetCommented:
You can find Cisco 2600 series router for $50-$100 all day long out there. You creat a trunk port from your switch that will carry all vlan tags to the router and create sub-interfaces on the router to correlate back to the VLAN tag. So you then have Cisco's "router on a stick" model configuration.
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Feroz AhmedSenior Network EngineerCommented:
Hi,
You can do so with the help of switch itself ,you need to configure switch in such a manner that create group of Vlans ,and assign and configure ACL onto it it will work but connecting to different networks is not possible without a router ,router is the only device which can make to networks communicate .
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