I am an embedded software developer who often telecommutes, and was wondering if one of the Cisco routers or switches could cut down on needing to be physically at the office.
I work on a piece of eval hardware (used for development until the real hardware comes in) that has only one ethernet port. I often have to move the ethernet cable between two pieces of equipment -- for instance, I would plug it into a switch to load code with tftpboot, then move the cable to a packet generator.
What I would like to do is connect this cable to a cisco router or switch, then have that router in turn connected to my server and packet generator. By reconfiguing the router, I would control whether the eval hardware was connected to the boot server or the packet generator. (It's important to keep the traffic from the packet generator completely separate from the main network.)
Would the "tunnel" capability provide what I need? Can anyone recommend which routers or switches to consider?