I was looking at the Catalyst 500 for a specific purpose, but I am not sure if it will work or not.
We are wanting to set up a small network in one of our buildings for our clients to be able to access the internet, but we do not want them to have access to the rest of our network. At first glance, putting them behind a Catalyst 500 on a Guest Smartport sounds ideal, restricting their routing only to the gateway, but there are two HP switches between where the clients will be and the Internet gateway.
Will this matter? Does the route have to be all-Cisco, or can it be mixed like this?