This case study provide a template for a small retail network that includes both Public network (CafeNet) and Private network (BackNet).
JavaNet Networks Public Network Business Network Interent
VLAN1 - CafeNet
VLAN2 - BackNet
Note: The funny routing tables is due to the lack of a router for the VLANs. Although the Linksys WRV210 supports VLANs, the routing functions do not support distinct subnets, the DHCP scope is also shared. The routing of VLAN subnets could be achived via router-on-a-stick and LAN switch hardware.
Business owner is moving to a new location for a successful coffee house and wants to set up a robust network topology to support Public, Private, and perhaps DMZ access to the internet (IP).
Office computers and Point of Sale are MS Windows based.
Previous Windows 98 Point of Sale terminals are being retired for Windows XP based Point of sale.
Cafe laptop and mobility IP users (802.11 wireless protocols)
Point of Sale (POS) terminals
Office applications (accounting)
Internet enabled coffee roaster
music management (iTunes)
Proposed Retail Topology
This diagram shows the proposed diagram. Each network area (private, public, dmz) has allocated VLAN and SSID space for both wired and wireless clients. Only the CafeNet (Public) SSID will be advertised.
Business owner would like to use a low cost router to provide a single box to control router, wireless, VLAN capabilities. For this reason, the Linksys WRV200 and WRV210 are being evaluated.
Linksys WRV200 vs. WRV210
Ths WRV210 appears to be same device as the WRV200, but loaded with a significantly enhanced software feature set.
This shopping.Yahoo.com page provides a nice side-by-side comparison.
After hands-on evaluation with the WRV210, it has been determined that the WRV210 (and WRV200) implement "port-level" VLANs only. There appears to be no routing function available on box to route and filter between these VLANs.
To add subnet routing, you can use a Router-on-a-Stick network design.
A Linksys WRV210 was purchased to support enhanced feature set and match local availability goals.
Similar to hooking up an electric circuit, get the branch circuit in place FIRST before applying the juice (in this case, do the Internet Connection last).
Out of Box Experience
Here is what is in the box:
WRV210 Box Contents
10BaseT Cable (blue)
Quick Install Guide
Product Registration Card
Linksys WRV 210 Box Contents
Note: Ports on WRV210 are covered with a sticker with the following warning: Attention: Using the default wireless security settings is a security risk, which can result in your network being accessible by unauthorized people. Users are strongly advised to consult with the user guide for setting up a secure wireless network.
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