Mitel 3300cxi - QoS or Vlan?
Posted on 2009-02-10
We are moving our main office to a new site, and investing in a new phone system as we go.
BT have suggested a mitel 3300cxi and said we just need QoS switches, but buried in their documentation it also mentions Vlans.
So, my question is:
If we install the Mitel 3300, and have it on the same network as our computers, is the best option to just put QoS on for the phones and be done with it. or do I need to learn how to make Vlans? (i'm very new to both of these i'm afraid!)
To give an idea of the scale of the network, there will only be 20-30 people in the building and network use isnt massive (we just use a filemaker database for everything)
I've looked at some questions on here and got quite scared by how complex the Vlan looks to set up.
At present our network config is as below.
Draytek Router doing DHCP (will be windows 2003 when we move)
192.168.10.x as our ip range
we will install a couple of netgear QoS swtiches for both floors -the GS724T
Does this look ok to you - and do I want the mitel configured as a DHCP server as well???
Sorry if the questions sound idiotic - its a massive learning curve for me.
Thanks in advance!