I have a Cisco 871 router that I am using in a lab environment. At the moment it's working OK, but it is old and I would like to look at upgrading it to something else. My original thought was an 881, but I also see the RV082, which has 8 LAN ports. That would be nice as I could make use of the extra ports and be able to get rid of the 8 port switch that I am now using between the lab devices and the router.
All I need is the ability to NAT between networks and carve out VLAN's on the ports so that I can segment, but route. Would either of these devices be better than the other for this? Also, the Main LAN side of this is NOT connected to the Internet directly; it goes to a wireless AP and then to the Internet. Is it possible to configure the WAN port on these devices to NOT expect a cable modem or DSL connection? That would give me 8 full ports on the RV082 for use with the lab LAN.