I have a environment with only 1 1841 router that has 6 interfaces (2 came with the router and 4 from an HWIC 4-port card we added to the Router)
We also have a 24-port 2950 switch
Currently we have 5 VLANS and for every VLAN we connect one of the Router's interfaces to that VLAN so it can serve as the default gateway. As you know, this is not very scalable because we lose ports on the switch and interfaces on the router. We don't want to create virtual interfaces on this router.
What we want to do i if we can use a 2811 instead of the 1841 and buy a Network Module with 24 or perhaps 36 ports in it and use this setup as layer 3 switch.
Any ideas if this will be the route to go?