We are a small business moving premises and after using a standard DSL router we're looking for a firewall/router to meet requirements that will be more complex. We have a gigabit LAN and will have a 100mb leased line (so only 1 WAN port needed). We will want to allocate bandwith between 2 groups of users, and will also want to keep network resources in those 2 groups segregated - if I understand correctly this can be achieved with VLANS, yes? The 2 groups will connect to the firewall on separate ports via separate switches, so the VLANS can be port-based and any switches connected to those ports don't need to be managed or VLAN aware - is that correct? I've been looking at the RV180 - would this do the job? The only thing I'm unsure about is bandwidth allocation as it only mentions it briefly in the datasheet. Also it isn't rack-mountable which would be nice - can anyone recommend a similar-spec model that is? thanks
Another option that you may check for a small business firewall/router is the Cisco RV082 (http://cs.co/9006cLPn). This is rack mountable and also supports VLAN. Feel free to message directly for further help. Hope this helps! :)
Thanks but the RV082 doesn't appear to be gigabit lan. And if you compare all the RV models, it says for all of them Rack Mounting Kit n/a, but I don't know if that just means they don't come with a kit, rather than that they cannot be mounted.
But am I correct in thinking that bandwidth can be allocated separately to each VLAN?
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