how is the Cisco-Voice vlan, data vlan and taging handled in a ce500.
I need plug an non-cisco (alcatel) ip phone in the switch and a PC in the second port of the phone (like an cisco ip phone).
does the "IP Phone+Desktop" profile this functions for non cisco ip-phones?.
I would go with "switch" and allow only the 2 VLANs.
You also now have to tell your phone what VLAN it is on too, so I guess you have to do that manually per phone or something?
I agree, using the CLI is much cleaner, but every product has it's uses. This switch is meant to fill a specific need but not others.
I agree the web interface isn't great, but you need it for initial configuration. At least check out Cisco Network Assistant, that will help some with your experience.