In article , WS wrote: :We have two physically separate networks (one say, 172.16.0.0/16 and the :other 192.168.0.0/24) in one building, that we wish to make available to :clients in a separate building, linked via a single CAT 5 cable.
:Is it possible to use VLAN's (and associated compatible switches) to allow :traffic from both networks to traverse the single cable to the other :building?
Yes, that is quite common. In order to do it, though, you need to have a switch at each end of the link that supports IEEE 802.1Q trunking. You would mark each switch port according to the network it should belong to, and then you would set the link between the switches to be a 'trunk' and then set the port to belong to both VLANs.
It's usually pretty easy to do once you know where on your switches to look to configure it. We would need to know more about which manufacturer and model of switch in order to give more specific directions.