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Stopping node-node communication on a switched network?

Stopping node-node communication on a switched network?

Stopping node-node communication on a switched network?

I'm looking at designing a network for an RV park. The network will be as follows: Each client is attached to a switch. Each switch can communicate with the router.

The switches will mostlikely be Hp procurves (2524's). I'm still looking around for a router with just 2 or 3 ports. I wish cisco would come down a little on thier prices!

Basically, we don't want any of the clients to see any other clients on the network. We only want traffic to flow from the client to the router, and back again. No client to client traffic. (except through router). I know that I can assign vLans, but the park will have approx 190 sites when done, and the procurve supports only 63 VLANS(I think).

Does anyone know of other methods to stop client-client communication? Or does anyone know of a switch which has this built in?

Thank you!

RE: Stopping node-node communication on a switched network?

I would try multipule Vlan domains.

RE: Stopping node-node communication on a switched network?

Procurves and VLANs would work to cut out layer 2 traffic between users.. it can be a pain to keep track of it all and a pain to fault. If you use VLANs you'll need a router port for each VLAN and allocate different IP subnets to each user or the router'll get confused.

 I'd suggest l0oking at the Allied Telesyn Rapier24 as it's a good, cheap L3 switch and can have a firewall enabled on it. I'm sure HP do something similar though - just more expensive.

RE: Stopping node-node communication on a switched network?

Thanks for the replys. What we will most likely use now is a new microwave cell to multicell technology. It actually turns out slightly less cost-wise then all the switches, cabeling, and outdoor switch boxes.


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