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 From:  "Neil A. Hillard" <m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk>
 To:  "Jewell, Mike" <mjewell at law dot umaryland dot edu>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Low-cost VLANing
 Date:  Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:16:23 +0100

>You have to be careful about setting up trunks to machines, typically
>trunks are designed for switch - switch connections.  I'm not even sure
>if .1q vlan tagging is implemented in m0n0wall...
http://m0n0.ch/wall/hardware.php list those devices that are capable of
operating with VLAN tagging in m0n0wall.  My machine has an onboard fxp
so I should be OK.



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Neil A. Hillard [mailto:m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:31 PM
>To: Chris Bagnall
>Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Low-cost VLANing
>>I know this isn't strictly on-topic for the list, but since there are so
>>many knowledgeable networking folks on the list, it seemed the sensible
>>place to ask.
>>Has anyone found any cost-effective VLAN-capable switches? Everything I've
>>seen is hideously expensive (£300+), and even more expensive than that if
>>you want gigabit. I'm trying to find a cost effective method of VLANing a
>>single cat5e link between two buildings. Adding extra cables isn't feasible
>>- there's a pavement over the top.
>I picked up a 3com SuperStack II 3300 switch (3C16980) for £50 + P&P a
>little while ago.  Saw a pair go for £74 + P&P.  Search for '3c16980' or
>'3com 3300'.
>Perform a firmware upgrade on those and they'll handle it for you.
>Admittedly they don't do PoE but at that price you can't complain.
>I'm planning on removing the two dual NICs in my m0n0wall and switching
>to a trunk to the switch to reduce the amount of cabling I have here.
>Bandwidth won't be a problem down the single NIC.
>                                Neil.

Neil A. Hillard                E-Mail:   neil at dana dot org dot uk
                               Web:      http://www.dana.org.uk/