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Hey Guys,

I was wondering if someone could make a hardware recommendation to me. I need a managed switch for use at my house, I want to segregate my network using VLANs and implement inter-VLAN routing between some of the segments.

I already have a powerful upstream router (an x86 computer running pfSense, which is a FreeBSD based routing/firewalling distro). It has Intel server grade NICs

Because of this a Layer 3 switch is not needed.

I believe all I need is a Layer 2 switch that supports port based VLAN's and dot1q trunking (so I can carry multiple VLANs over a single link).

I will create the VLANs on the switch and assign the relevant ports. I will then setup a trunk port and allow all the VLANs accross it. This will trunk to the pfSense box, I'll define virtual interfaces for each VLAN, configure a new DHCP daemon for each VLAN subnet and then implement routing between the segments via the access lists in the firewall.

Make sense?

Needs:
  • Doesn't need to be Cisco (though I'd prefer if it was)
  • All ports must be Gigabit (don't need anything more though, no 10G or SFP)
  • Don't care how many ports, 16 or 24 is fine.
  • Must be fanless or near silent
  • Cheap (2nd hand is fine)

Does something exist that meets my needs?

Located in Australia
Edited by dushan24 - 10/20/13 at 12:57am
    
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Bump.

I think I found it http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20372&cPath=331

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