if you do not want to use the HWIC in connection with VLANs, you need to get another router, as the 2801 only has the two onboard 10/100 interfaces, and it doesn't support the network modules required to extend the amount of FastEthernet interfaces.
You could go with the 3825 and the following specs:
3825 w/AC PWR, 2GE,1SFP, 2NME, 4HWIC, IP Base, 64F/256D
and get a NM-2FE2W, which would give you two additional FastEthernet interfaces. Be aware though that the list price for the 3825 is almost 5 times as high as for the 2801 (US$1950 vs US$9500).
Depending on the amount of traffic and amount of users on your network, you could also use secondary addressing on your onboard FastEthernet interfaces...
Aside from the obvious configuration differences, I'm not sure how configuring an SVI within the 2800, and making the ethernet port an access port (rather than trunk) and assigning the ethernet port to the same vlan as the SVI, is any different functionally than the usual approach of assigning an ip directly to the interface.
Vlan, in this context does not have to mean 802.1q trunking. These interfaces can be configured as dot1q trunks but don't have to be.
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