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  • Although many of the consumer-grade routers support a "guest" networkfor WiFi, I don't see many of them out there that support traditional VLANS. An inexpensive option would be to get a Ubiquity EdgeRouter X,which can handle multiple VLANS, and can provide the isolation that you need.Although the EdgeRouter is extremely…
  • I have GS1900-48's at work, and a GS1900-16, and GS1900-8HP at home,and so far, they have been solid performers. Granted, the GS1900 series doesn't offer a plethoraof options, like you'd find on the Cisco SG200 series of switches,but is more than up-to-the task of handling multiple VLANS,Telephony OUI, and a variety of…
  • I work in a GS1900 environment, so it's a little different for me. If you're interconnecting two network switches, and simply trying to carry multiple VLANS across them, then just set up each interconnecting port just like this - VLAN1, PVID1, UntaggedVLAN100, TaggedVLAN200, TaggedVLAN300, Forbidden. . .etc . . . Anything…
  • You didn't really say how many ports you needed. . . . These days, I wouldn't even mess with a switch with 10/100 ports,unless you're buying something used. I'm assuming that you don't need power-over-ethernet. . . GS1200-8 (without the HP). . . $40 or so on-line. 8 ports, gigabit, managed.GS1900-16 $85 or so on-line. 16…
  • Do you have actual equipment at the addresses listed above? If it were just a few addresses, I'd suspect some sort ofleft-overs from networked printers or file shares. These seem to be incremental ARP broadcasts though. My first thought would some sort of port-scanning malware,so you could probably start there with a…
  • I meant to ask you about something you mentioned early on. . .Where did you read that it was better to have static IP addresses on the phones,versus using DHCP to assign the IP addresses to the phones? Also. . . which codec are you using? 729a ?
  • On our switch at work, we have the Voice/VLAN/QOS settings as follows - And. . .
  • Some preliminary questions - 1.) Is the voice quality bad all of the time, or does it get worse with network activity? 2.) The NEC phone system - where are your incoming phone lines coming from? Do you have "real" phone lines, or something brought in digitally? 3.) What if you call another extension in your office; is the…
  • Hmmm. "Set DNS directly". . . on the PC's? I was under the impression that the PC's were on VLAN1,and were already working correctly.
  • It looks like you should be able to create a DNS server serviceon the FortiGate, and then assign the listen-on interface to be"VLAN for Voice" Then, you should be able to manually set your VLAN2 devicesto use 192.168.2.1 as their DNS server. (The only way to automatically apply it to all deviceswould be via DHCP, of…
  • Gotcha. Yeah, I had forgotten that you said that your network usesexternal DNS servers directly. I think what that means is that (on VLAN1),your DHCP server is probably handing out theexternal DNS servers to each of your computers. I think what you'll want to do there thenis to manually assign a DNS server on yourphone…
  • Just for clarification - Are you saying that DNS doesn't work at all, or are you saying that it doesn't work on VLAN2 ? If it is just VLAN2 that isn't working,the, depending on how your FortiGate is set up,it might be a fairly simple fix. I don't know what you have for DNS Server settingsinside of your FortiGate. I wasn't…
  • If you are placing your IP phones onto a different VLAN/subnet from the rest of your office equipment, it is best to have the phone controlleron that same VLAN/subnet to facilitate communication. Yes, you COULD keep the phone controller on VLAN1,and then set up firewall and routing rules on the FortiGateto allow them to…
  • Alrighty. . . let's see. . . If you only have a handful of IP Phones, then perhapsthe static IP method that you mentioned might be easierthan trying to mess with DHCP options, etc. Let's assume that you're NOT going to use DHCP;that you're going to keep your static IP settings on your NEC phones for the moment. We haven't…
  • Let's see. . . 3.) Voice signalling policy - This was needed for Mitel IP phones. I don't know if your IP phones need that functionality or not. In layman's terms, Mitel uses DSCP 46 / PRI 6 to prioritize voice data across the network, and uses DSCP 26 / PRI 3 for lower-priority traffic across the network, such as chatter…
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