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Would a VLAN be a solution to a distant WAN connection point?

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Hi, We are about to change our two factory floor timeclocks from an analog connections to networkable. I would like to assign them outside WAN addresses instead of internal LAN addresses, as outside vendors would be accessing the data and I don't want to grant them internal network access. This has worked fine in the past (like our HV/AC control) when I have routed the cat5 cable direct to our WAN switch, but one of the units would require a cable run of over 400 feet away from the WAN switch so that won't do. I'm a virgin to VLAN technology but I thought this might provide a solution to my problem. Specifically to provide a vlan connection for just the 2 timeclocks. Would this work, and if so could you give me a primer on how to get started? I'll be using a netgear prosafe smart switch for testing this concept out.
Thank you!
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