Separate network computers via subnet

February 7, 2010 at 04:34:09
Specs: XP SP3, 2Gb
I have 2 companies in one office and have been
running 2 workgroups to separate them from each
other. Util now this has worked ok, one internet
connection, one router etc. I now have to comply with
more security for an epos system and need to get
both companies onto separate IP ranges. Can this be
done by getting a new router that allows to subnets to
be created? This would save rerunning new etherne
cabling and paying for a second broadband line. Any
suggested harrdware?

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February 7, 2010 at 06:14:09
A second SOHO router would be the easiest way to go. Simply click on my name above in my reply and read my "how-to" guide on "adding a second router". You'll likely want to go with the 'LAN to WAN' scenario.

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February 8, 2010 at 22:00:40
If you want to use a single internet connection for both companies, you can buy an enterprise grade router (e.g. - Cisco 1841). But furthermore, if you're using one switch to connect users from both companies, you will also need to purchase a enterprise grade switch (e.g. - Cisco 2960) that supports VLAN capabilities. By doing so you can keep the 2 company networks seperate at Layer 2 and 3.

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February 9, 2010 at 07:53:14
Do you work for Cisco tc132?

Your so-called solution here would cost thousands of dollars just for the hardware. Then, if the OP doesn't know how to configure cisco junk, they'd have to hire someone like me to do it for them and I charge about $250/hour for that type of work. I'd estimate it would take me minimum 4 hours to do the setup and testing on the switch and router so there's another $1000.00.

I estimate your solution will cost something in the area of $5000.00 (minimum) to implement and that's not including ongoing hardware support, which if you want it from cisco will cost you dearly (ie: the pound of flesh nearest and dearest to your heart as well as your first born male child)

Whereas my solution will cost about $50 for the hardware and my guide will give easy to use instructions on setting up the second router that the OP can do him/herself.

Which do you think is the smarter, more cost effective way to go?

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February 10, 2010 at 03:02:02
Oh true.. it would be a costlier deal..
I had downloaded zyrion's latest software.. found it useful.. u too can test a free trial for the same

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February 10, 2010 at 06:20:57
Thanks Curt, I have bookmarked your tutorial and it looks as
though I can make sense of it! :) Will have a bash at it as soon
as I get a chance.

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February 10, 2010 at 07:45:18

If you have any problems or questions, feel free to PM me through this site.

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