How VLAN's Work
Posted on 2010-01-11
I am thinking about employing vlan technology in my workplace but am trying to get a greater understanding of the benefits / limitations before I call someone in. From what I have read All servers / printers / switches / networking devices could be in one subnet or vlan and the users / workstations could be on another subnet / vlan. Ideally I am interested in doing the following. For example users need access to the wireless access point but do not need access to the configuration page for the wireless device, same for printers and switches, and servers for that point. I know all these pages are password protected, and some devices you can limit by ip what devices can manage the device. I was not sure if vlan does a similar thing for example give file access and login capabilities to the server, but if they attempt to go to the server webpage the request fails? Just trying to understand how vlan's work in greater detail. If I was to seperate workstations and servers into seperate vlan's they still need to be able to talk to each other so people can access their work?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.