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Posted on 2011-03-09
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I would like to know if i need managed switches all accross my network if i want to implement 1 VLAN for some subletters who are occupying a portion of our building? i only have one managed switched and want to know if this is possible?

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by:tjdabomb
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how big is your network?

how many subletters are there?

Why would you want "them" on "your' network?  make them be separate, I would.
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You need VLAN-capable switches only on the path between their equipment and your router.

So, if you have a VLAN-capable firewall and a single VLAN capable switch, put them on that switch, not farther down on a daisy-chain of unmanaged switches.

Another alternative is to install a separate dumb switch just for them, and uplink it to your firewall/router.

tjdabomb, the idea of VLAN is to segregate "them" from "us".  It avoids installing new hardware and re-routing patch cables.  You end up with a spaghetti mess and far more switch ports than actual equipment.
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by:emgdave
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I guess that would be the easiest thing to do would to get them all on one switch and uplink them to a port on the firewall.

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