Hello all. I have a small network at home which consists of a workstation, a laptop, 4 virtual servers on one box, one physical server, and an ethernet printer.
This is a gigabit eithernet network which has the RVS4000 4-port gigabit router and a SD2005 5-port gigabit switch plugged into the router. I am getting mixed signals in my googling on whether or not subnets operate at the speed of the slowest connected device, which in this case would be the printer as it is only 10/100.
So I thought since the RVS4000 has vlan capability, I could create two vlans, vlan1 for workstations and servers, and vlan2 for the printer so as to not hinder network speed.
Can this even be done and how? I have never done a vlan before so I am not fully clear on what is involved. The idea is to have the two vlans communicate with each other by routing, (e.g. the computers are on the 192.168.0.x network and the printer would be on a 192.168.1.x network) but would this require more equipment than what I currently have?
I also understand that multiple gateways would be required here so can the RVS4000 have multiple IPs to act as multiple gateways or am I thinking too hard?
The RVS4000 currently has the latest firmware which is 1.3.05. Thank you.