Here is what I got,
Cisco 2500 Cisco Catalyst 2900 series switch
Currently at the house I have and in the order I have it connected.
BROADBAND CONNECTION \\ Linux Smoothwall firewall (192.168.1.1) \\ Switch ( 192.168.1.2) \\ Rest of the network.(Clients are DHCP from firewall)
I have 1.3 reserved for a server.
what I am wanting to do is implament a cisco 2500 series router into the mix. My first idea was to break the switch up (16 ports) 8 going to1 subnet and 2 going to another (2 Vlans)
I wanted to see if the Cisco could break these broadcast domains up and make them talk...
the router has 1 ethernet interface and I heard that I could create a subinterface and assign it an ip address, and direct one subnet towards that sub interface.. as their default gateway.
hopefull, both subnets will use 1.1 as a gateway to get outbound but have 2 subnets, 2 vlans and so forth so on..
if you guys could please give me a couple of hints on what kind of powers this 2500 series possess also where I might be able to go and get some information that will help me actually use this thing at home. what ever i may help you guys out with in the future I will research and put in if I got the knowledge...
I hope you guys have a good one... thanks for the help.