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Using 3Com 5500 layer 3 switch as router.

I would like to use a 3Com 5500 switch as a router. Are they a cheat sheet on how to set this up? I need to know steps that need to be taken. I have the manual for 5500s but not sure how to start process.
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NetExpert_plCommented:
This thread may be helpful.
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molly22Author Commented:
Not much help. I understand the vlan and also static routing. Not sure if I need to enable RIP or OSPF in order to use 5500 as a router or if the 5500 comes with this enabled. I understand that I can use a 5500 as a layer 2 switch or Layer 3 just not sure what to turn on or off.
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NetExpert_plCommented:
You do not need to use RIP or OSPF for static routing.

I do not know which manual you have got. Look into this one.

You need to define VLANs (page 97) and assign ports to them (page 98 and examples starting page 99). You probably want to define a default route (page 222 - ip route-static 0.0.0.0 ...). You want to define a route for each VLAN (page 221 - ip route-static vlan_ip_address ...).

This is all to start. After that you may want for example to filter the traffic with ACLs (page 351).
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NetExpert_plCommented:
If you need more specific guidance, give a diagram or a description of what you want to achieve.
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molly22Author Commented:
This helps. Thanks.
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