Please forgive me for asking such an elementary question...
I've decided to implement VoIP within a small business I support computer-wise. It will grow from 20 to maybe 40 users over the next18 months.
At the moment, the computers all connect with a mix of hubs/switches to 3 servers, and the outside world through a Fortigate 100A router. But the situation is a mess, particularly since I want to do POE to the (CISCO) phones to simplify wiring.
Naturally, I've found that ebay is my friend here, and I've acquired a C4003 and 2 WS-X4148-RJ45V modules inexpensively.
My question(s) : First off : Am I attempting to do something really silly ?
If all I want is (efficient) passing of packets around 1 subnet on devices plugged into the switches - do I need a supervisor module (like an X4013) ? (I'm guessing the answer might be different if there were only one X4148 - is that true?)
Does the answer change if I want to plug a (POE) phone and daisy-chain a PC connection (out of the back of the phone) into each port ? ( 4148->Phone->PC )
Finally : would having 2 subnets (1 for the phones, the other for the computers) make sense - or is that in the 'why bother' category?
Again, I apologize for asking such basic questions - but if I can avoid getting into setting up a supervisor module, then so much the better.
Thanks - Martin :-)