> On 11/19/2010 09:24 PM, GD Incorporation wrote:
>> I think my undestanding was rather faulty. But I understand that you
>> VLAN capable Switch to do VLAN tagging. However, from some people's
>> I think I want to try installing 3rd NIC for the opt1 LAN interface.
>> Then I
>> will connect all the groups that is not supposed to go to the
>> internet on
>> the opt-1 NIC and control their access. Would that be a cheaper solution
>> than buying VLAN Capable Switch?
> It will be cheaper, have better performance if the network is heavely
> loaded, have much better security, and better segmentation in teh
> event of a major problem. (Like someone plunging an Ethernet cord into
> 2 outlets... Last Friday... <sigh>) It is how I do it, and I have
> vlan capable switches.
Don't go too cheap! I recommand that you go with a managed switch
anyway. You'll be able to debug network related problem starting from
level 1 of ISO 7 layers reference model! With a managed switch, you'll
be able to see errors generated by faulty nic / cable / duplex mismatch,
etc. and have flexibility for the future.
Guy Boisvert, ing.
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