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Topic # 138780 16-Jan-2014 13:43 Send private message

want to setup a vLAN in my lab to learn on, what do i need to start of. Cheaper the better.

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  Reply # 968168 16-Jan-2014 14:03 Send private message

If fan noise isn't a problem Cisco 2950.  Can get them for <$50 on trademe. 



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  Reply # 968169 16-Jan-2014 14:03 Send private message

What do you actually want to learn?

A VLAN is a virtual LAN so these are typically run on switches. If you want to pass traffic between them you will need a L3 device of some sort that also supports VLAN's, either a router or a decent switch. Also obviously some client devices to plug into the various LAN's that you are going to run.

If you want to do some of the more interesting things with networking then you will probably need a good quality switch that has support for all the modern features.

Matt.



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  Reply # 968200 16-Jan-2014 14:36 Send private message

Mattmannz: What do you actually want to learn?

A VLAN is a virtual LAN so these are typically run on switches. If you want to pass traffic between them you will need a L3 device of some sort that also supports VLAN's, either a router or a decent switch. Also obviously some client devices to plug into the various LAN's that you are going to run.

If you want to do some of the more interesting things with networking then you will probably need a good quality switch that has support for all the modern features.

Matt.


Would like to  learn the basic's of vlans so i guess i want to learn first to pass traffic between them and clients on diffrent vlans.

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  Reply # 968209 16-Jan-2014 14:47 Send private message

waikariboy:
Mattmannz: What do you actually want to learn?

A VLAN is a virtual LAN so these are typically run on switches. If you want to pass traffic between them you will need a L3 device of some sort that also supports VLAN's, either a router or a decent switch. Also obviously some client devices to plug into the various LAN's that you are going to run.

If you want to do some of the more interesting things with networking then you will probably need a good quality switch that has support for all the modern features.

Matt.


Would like to  learn the basic's of vlans so i guess i want to learn first to pass traffic between them and clients on diffrent vlans.


There are virtual switches online and virtual labs online for free that could give you some experience. 


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  Reply # 973726 24-Jan-2014 18:11 Send private message

You need to also learn traffic priorities using tagged traffic instead of VLANs, since they are often another way to manage QoS issues that would otherwise require a VLAN.




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