3COM superstacks work great for this. We use them all the time. No
gigabit, but they are cheap and reliable from e-bay.
Michael F. DeMan
Director of Technology
OpenAccess Network Services LLC
P.O. Box 4220, Bellingham WA 98227
michael at staff dot openaccess dot org
On Mar 30, 2005, at 1:16 PM, Neil A. Hillard wrote:
>> You have to be careful about setting up trunks to machines, typically
>> trunks are designed for switch - switch connections. I'm not even
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> - 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'
>> '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
>> 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 A. Hillard E-Mail: neil at dana dot org dot uk
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