There is about 60 UTP cables coming from some different offices into a server room. Every cable could be lead to a single computer or the unmanaged network switch. I need to give them all an Internet-access, but the one thing I don't need is some of them must not be in the same subnet, like the others.
The second thing, is the number of the subnets could be changed time after time and I need to be able to move the relevant ports on the switch into a new subnet quickly.
So I need some managed network switches, to be able to manage all of the cables in such a way, to be able to put them all in one subnet, or split all of them by 60 different subnets. I choose the FreeBSD server as a router.
For example, we've got five subnets:
- 192.168.0.0/24 takes 30 ports, gets 192.168.0.1 VLAN interface as the gateway
- 192.168.1.0/24 takes 10 ports, gets 192.168.1.1 VLAN interface as the gateway
- 192.168.2.0/24 takes 5 ports, gets 192.168.2.1 VLAN interface as the gateway
- 192.168.3.0/24 takes another 5 ports, gets 192.168.3.1 VLAN interface as the gateway
- 192.168.4.0/24 takes 10 ports, gets 192.168.4.1 VLAN interface as the gateway
Can I do this with only two stacked L2 switches (48+24 pots, and if I can, how can I do this) or I have to use at least one L3 switch? Which hardware is better to use in that case (has to be not too expensive)?