Networking Concepts. Needing more than a class C network
Posted on 2008-10-29
I need some theory or instructional help.
I've outgrown a class C network. Meaning I need more than 254 ip addresses in my LAN.
How should I in theory setup VLAN, routing, etc.
Say I have 2 floors each with 200 devices. How should I setup my network??? Here's my thinking let me know if I'm completely off or if it should be done a different way.
My thinking is 3 VLANs.
vlan 1 - for servers, firewall, etc say 10.1.1.0/24
vlan 2 - workstations on floor 1 10.1.2.0/24
vlan 3 - workstation on floor 2 10.1.3.0/24
Then my other question is how is the layer 3 switch configured???
Is the layer 3 switch the default gateway for all the devices and it then forwards to the firewall???