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Help - Layer 3 Switch or Router for Simple 2 Subnet LAN


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#1 chevywaldo

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

Hi.  Newbie here.

 

forgive me in advance for such an elementary question.................but here it goes

 

I have (2) very small LAN's in a small office building.  Each LAN has a unique Subnet and must remain that way.  How can i get them to route to each other when needed and keep the traffic separate at all other times?  Yes i know that this is what a router does.  But I'm not looking for a $500-$2500 high end cisco rack mount router.  I'm looking for a simple $50-100 retail store device that can do this.  It seems your typical home wi-fi router (like the one i have in my house) does not support this type of application.  A standard layer 2 desktop switch won't work either.  what am i doing wrong?

 

Help..........?

 

thanks

 

Lee



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