I'm new at this so bear with me.
I have two LANs, 10.0.0.x and 10.1.0.x, connected via firewall/router with 10.0.0.245 and 10.1.0.5 address. Clients and servers are connected to hubs on both networks. I want to replace the hubs with 2960TT switches already purchased but not configured.
The 10.1.0.x Windows clients have a default gateway of 10.1.0.5 which is the firewall routing to the 10.0.0.x network which then has a default gateway of 10.0.0.253 to Internet.
I suppose I would like to get rid of the firewall but must I replace it with another routing device or can the switches themselves be configured to allow these two networks to co-exist? I need the 10.1.0.x clients to see the 10.0.0.x network and resources but not vice-versa.
I need help configuring the switches. Thanks!
I've attached a Cisco reference sheet which will help you size a router for whatever bandwidth you have in mind.
A "inexpensive" replacement for the existing firewall/router that should be able to deal with 10 Mbps might be one of the 870, 880 or 1800 series.