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RV082 or RV016 for VLAN

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by aakgsm, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. aakgsm

    aakgsm LI Guru Member

    I am trying to find a affordable solution for a friend of mine for his business.
    He is going to bring two DSL lines to his office and share this internet connection between the departments. Each department should be in its own subnet and they shouldn't see each other. I used rv042's before but they don;t have the VLAN feature.

    I read that rv082 and rv016 can create vlan's on each individual port. I want to know how reliable their firmware and if vlan is supported
    1.Does it support VLAN tagging
    2.Can I limit the bandwidth for each department so they won't eat up the whole bandwidth for the internet.

  2. happyhacking

    happyhacking LI Guru Member

    Hope this helps you

    This is copy and paste from the rv016 webgui help, hope this helps you...
    BTW, IMHO i think this hardware is enough capable of doing what you needs...

    Port Setup

    In this screen users can choose the number of WAN port, configure the connection status for each port, such as Priority, Speed, Duplex and Auto-Negotiation.

    Basic Per Port Config.
    Please choose how many WAN ports you prefer to use (Default value is 2): Users can choose from 2~ 7. Both of in Network page and Port Management page, users can choose the number of WAN port. If users have set up the number of WAN ports on Network page, and the number of WAN port here will be consistent with the settings on Network page. User also can change the number of WAN port here, and the reminding message will be shown before change. Users have to make sure the network configurations match the number of WAN port settings here.

    Port ID: They are 1~13, WAN1, WAN2 and DMZ.
    Interface: The interface shown here will be changed automatically according to your number of WAN port setting.
    Disable: Check the box, the port will be disabled. It is a per-port setting.
    Priority: Select High or Normal for Port-based QoS (Quality of Service). QoS is used to maximize a network’s performance and this setting allows you to prioritize performance on all ports.
    Speed: Users can manually configure the per-port speed as 10Mbps or 100Mbps.
    Duplex: Users can manually configure the per-port duplex as half-duplex or full-duplex.
    Auto-negotiation: Users can configure the per-port mode as Auto-negotiation, so Users will not need to setup speed and duplex.
    VLAN (Virtual LAN): A VLAN Group is a broadcast domain, and the stations on the same VLAN group can communicate with each other, and the stations on the separate VLAN groups can not communicate with each other. Broadcast and multicast frames are constrained by VLAN boundaries so only stations whose ports are members of the same VLAN can see those frames.
    Select the VLAN group for each port and the RV016 supports up 13 VLAN groups. The quantity of VLAN group will depend on the quantity of LAN port you configured.

    Click the Save Settings button to save the Port settings or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes.

    Load Balance
    For the Load Balance feature, you have a choice of Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode) and IP Group (By Users), except for WAN1. The Router reserves at least one WAN port for non-IP Group users, so WAN1 will always be set to Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode).

    Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode)
    If users don’t need the IP Group, users can select the Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode). When choosing Intelligent Balancer, all WAN ports will be with Auto Mode. RV016 will compute automatically the max. bandwidth of all WAN ports by using Weighted Round Robin to balance the loading.

    If Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode) is selected, click the Edit button in Config. column to configure the selected WAN port. If users want to change the Mode, the confirm message will show. Users have to save settings for the change before edit the interface.

    IP Group (By Users)
    IP Group (By Users) enables the administrator to define traffic into different priority levels or classes of service (CoS). It can ensure the bandwidth and higher priority for the specific IP or important users, and the IP Group users don’t need to share the bandwidth with lower classification users who are with Intelligent Balancer mode.

    If IP Group (By Users) is selected, click the Edit button in Config. column to configure the selected Interface. Users can edit per WAN port individually. If users set IP Group for the selected WAN port, it will show “Dispatched by Users" in Mode column of selected WAN port. If users did not set IP Group for the selected WAN port, it will show “Dispatched by System".

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