Which router would you suggest?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by unknownsoul, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. unknownsoul

    unknownsoul Moderator

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    I'm looking at completely redoing a network for a church I work at now. It'll have less than 50 devices connecting at any given time, yet I need to be able to vlan them out so that way certain segments of the network can't talk to the others. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for the help! :)
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    anything linksys :) Made by cisco.
     
  3. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Have to concur. The business editions offer more support than the home division, which could make a difference in your case.
     
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  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    you doing this over wireless? not sure if any linksys wireless devices can do multiple vlan's.. you may need to look at the Cisco Aironet access points and do an 802.1q trunk back to the main network.
     
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  5. Johnny

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    yeah, cisco is the choice you want. As for home use, Linksys stinks ..
     
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  6. Dark Atheist

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    only if you use their firmware :p
     
  7. unknownsoul

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    I'm not using the wireless, except for one vlan that will have a WAP there.
    I'll look into the cisco equipment. They seem to do pretty good there.

    One other question. would it be better for the router to do the dns and dhcp, or move that over to a server?
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    router will forward dns requests to a dns server of your choice. I'd recommend opendns.com router should be left to handle DHCP unless they already have a server doing so.
     
  9. _kC_

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    id go for draytek 2820n
    plenty of scope for vlan's and 4 independant ssid's