Can anyone advise what the best approach to the following hypothetical scenario would be :-
An organisation has 20 workstations each of which requires internet access, but none of which requires connectivity to any of the other workstations.
The obvious solution of a router and a switch would mean that the workstations were connected at Layer 2 and all on the same subnet. To use VLANs would seem a cumbersome solution as 20 separate VLANs would be needed.
Are there routers or router modules that would supply the 20 necessary Ethernet ports required to keep all the workstations on separate networks ? (Though this seems a cumbersome solution too).
Or, is there no practical way around this problem and the 20 workstations should just be connected to a single switch, and a router used to provide internet connectivity to the LAN ?
Thanks in advance for any advice.