Hello Everyone - Firstly I think I understand that to route through subnets I need a router between each subnet with a unique IP address for each subnet on each router. please correct me if I'm wrong. Thirdly I think I understand that I need a router to communicate between vlans on different subnets. Please correct me if I'm wrong. And thirdly to communicate between vlans on the same subnet all I need is a layer 2 switch between vlans. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I have a scenario that I'm hoping I can get some help with. I'll be as detailed and descriptive as I can.
This is for a business with 100 employees nodes and 100 camera nodes all needing IP internet through private addressing and public gateway.
I have a business class gateway with a private range of 12 public addresses. their modem does nothing but act as a gateway since I have disabled the firewall and DHCP.
In place of the firewall and DCHP from the modem i have installed a RV120 Firewall with VPN. When installing I replicated the IP scheme of the modem as to not disturb and disrupt the devices assigned addresses from that scheme from the modem. I did this because the owner could not have any down time or any disruption to the business operations.
The RV120 now acts as firewall , DHCP , and VPN. I'll address the subnet first. I's using 10.0.0.0/24 subnet range.
DHCP is assigning 10.1.10.50 - 10.1.10.100 the rest are static and i plan to use static DHCP with the IP and MAC assigned to each static DHCP address.
There are 100 cameras with static IP addresses in the range of 10.1.10.11 - 10.1.10.40, and 10.1.0.1.101 - 10.1.10.170.
VPN uses PPTP assigned address 10.1.10.6 - 10.1.10.10.
There are no layer 3 switches that i know of. Just a layer two that is the primary swith and ports have run out, and various out of the box switches and wireless access points connected to the primary switch.
I want to implement subnets into the network and VLANS as well on a new Layer 3 switch from cisco. Thinking 3550 from Cisco or one of the older layer 2 switches with layer three capabilities.
I also want to introduce a 192.168.0.0/24 IP range for the existing wireless network and segment the traffic from the rest of the traffic on other ranges.
I want to replace the 10.0.0.0/24 DHCP altogether and the static addresses for end user nodes on the same network, but keep that range just for camera nodes segmented.
I want to implement a NEW end user IP range and VLAN for employee/guest networks using the 172.16.0.0/24 range.
I've thought of replacing all the wireless nodes with RV120's and use VLAN. don't know if that strategy works. Need to think it through.
I want the 192.168.0.0/24 IP range communicate to with the 172.16.0.0/24 and possibly the 10.0.0.0/24 range.
Any advice on how to do this? And with as little interruption to the business operations as possible?
As a side note the next step after this is to install a server domain controller as all the computers are all stand alones in their own workgroups. It's a simultaneous project that will introduce a DCHP, WINS, DNS server.
Thanks for your help