Solved

How would i do this - routing between VLANs

Posted on 2010-09-02
3
332 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hey guys, here's the idea:

I'm getting a Mitel phone system, VoIP, and so i need to have two VLANs set up - one for the phones, one for data.   i have two Dell 24 port POE switches, but need something to route between them.  There is a Cisco PIX 506E that i could get hold of, but wouldn't i need an ASA with a security license to route between VLANs?  That would save me from buying a router, right?

So what would be best?  Buy a layer3 switch?  Buy an ASA with the security license?  Or buy a router?

I'm open to ideas - want the cheapest method.
0
Comment
Question by:Mystical_Ice
3 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 167 total points
ID: 33591733
The PIX can route between vlans, but only if they are on physically separate interfaces. I would not recommend it, but it would work.
A L3 switch would be highly advantageous. Much faster routing.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:davdjevans
davdjevans earned 167 total points
ID: 33594946
Dell do the 6224P L3 switch for about £1250, which is a L3 PoE Switch. This should work with your current Dell switches.
HP do the 2626PWR which is also a L3 PoE switch.

It doesn't look like a big network, and I'm not sure how much traffic you would have going between the two networks,but for a really cheap option, it you have two network card on a Windows server, then that can act as a router too with no extra licenses.

0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:GridLock137
GridLock137 earned 166 total points
ID: 33635551
a router is the way to go, and you would want to configure it as a router on a stick config which is what everyone pretty much does for inter-vlan routing. see a couple of sample configs below:

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1853/Cisco_switch_802_1q_trunk_to_router_on_a_stick/

http://www.networkstraining.com/cisco-router-on-a-stick-with-switch/
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

I recently updated from an old PIX platform to the new ASA platform.  While upgrading, I was tremendously confused about how the VPN and AnyConnect licensing works.  It turns out that the ASA has 3 different VPN licensing schemes. "site-to-site" …
Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now