Im working on a school. For now we used 2 routers with its own WAN to seperate student and admin network.
I want to get rid of 1 router, to use the new advanced router for both networks.
Its a Zyxel Zywall 310.
I managed to make 1 WAN, and 2 LAN (see image)
It works fine because i got seperate switches and cables for each network. So its not a vlan and i guees its not important to create a vlan?
Thats what im asking for.
Is this setup valid? Can the 2 networks connect to each other? They may not be able to.
I know they can ping eachother, but a part from that, the networks most be completely seperated. Are they?
Is there anything to take into consideration, before deploying this pretty simple setup?
Are zones just something you configure? Or does it actually does something specific? Or can you create your own zone, with your own rules? And that is kinda how zones work?
For me it seems like zones are doing something to the ports. But i dont have to use them. I can use port 1 as WAN if i like, and port 2 as LAN etc. etc .?
Is this true?