Posted on 2013-05-14
Hi experts....my first foray into Vlan's...how exciting ;)
Here's my scenario. Just looking for advice on how best to configure this to suit the needs of our business.
Subnet 1 - Is our main network environment containing SBS2011 & around 10 workstations..all functioning fine. Ip Range 192.168.0/24.
We have commissioned a 3rd party contractor to install a WIFI setup for a call system used in our environment. They have installed all of their own hardware which i will call Subnet 2.
Subnet 2 - The WIFI network. IP Range 192.168.1/24. Has a number of access points we would like to take advantage of, & apparently can. Their system is basically for their own internal usage, however as they require remote access for troubleshooting, their is a network cable running from a small router in their cabinet to our router (both netgears) which gives internet connection....now
To take advantage of this Wifi infrastructure, i would like to connect these 2 subnets in such a way that our staff can connect to the Wifi & be able to access the internet as well as our internal network on the 0/24 range.
I've purchased some new equipment (current is outdated), which consists of a Draytek 2830n Router and a HP 2620-24 PoE+ Switch (layer 3 i believe)
My idea is to put all the office staff computers etc + the SBS server in the default Vlan & connect their network cable to a dedicated port on the switch in a separate Vlan..This is where my experience, or lack of it, has me a little unsure. Do i need to switch on IP Routing?, any tagging or trunking?
I'm told their equipment supports Vlan & i don't believe the 2 subnets need to be locked down from each other to any great extent. We simply want to take advantage of the investment already made on the WIFI infrastructure.
I'm pretty sure this is not a huge job, but would really appreciate some advice for the experts in this area.