Boo-urns Posted August 9, 2018 Share Posted August 9, 2018 On 8/8/2018 at 3:14 PM, bonienl said: First, when your router has enough LAN ports (usually 4) then no switch is required, which make things easier I have good experience with managed switches from TP-link out of their easy smart series, e.g. their TL-SG108E and TL-SG1016DE models. These have effordable prices and can do what you need. I use Ubiquiti routers, these have several features, including VLAN support, but are more targetted at 'prosumers', people with sufficient network knowledge. Good stuff, but you may need to do some learning. I used Netgear routers in the past, but don't remember their exact feature set. Perhaps somebody else has more recent experience with Netgear. A quick look at the datasheet of Netgear and the features you need are: IEEE 802.1q VLAN support - this allows an interface to use VLANs and VLAN trunking Port trunking - another word for port aggregation. Netgear supports LAG protocol statically, which means the 'other' side must also set static LAG without negotation. unRAID supports static LAG (IEEE 802.3ad) Yeah my router is at one end of the house, and the AP is at the other, so that wouldn't work ha. I went out and bought a TL-SG108E and now have it connected directly to the router, with unraid, AP and others connected to the switch. I'll have a crack tomorrow at setting up the VLANs in the switch and router. I've been dabbling deeper and deeper into the networking rabbithole lately, and advice like yours is priceless. Cheers. Quote Link to comment
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