Just out of curiosity if I had the following typical setup for a home user
SKY HUB ----> Netgear WNR3500v2 wireless router
The netgear is used as a router it gives Ip's to all the wired clients in the house.
I don't use it for wifi any more since it's range isn't very good. I have a self build router for wifi.
If I replaced the netgear with a vlan aware switch, does that mean all clients would then obtain their ip's from the sky hub? Also would it mean I could have the following setup
vlan2 port7 direct connection to the garage where my lab is
vlan3 port 8 straight through to the sky hub so everyone has net access.
Van1 -Vlan2 trunk to vlan3 so vlan 1 and 2 are isolated so I can have a proper DMZ setup.
If I've understood correctly if I'd used a vlan aware router, each vlan can have it's own subnet but I figured for a total of 8 wired clients, it seemed overkill and they're aren't cheap £100+.
However for a vlan capable 8 port switch it's 37 quid