We have a pair of Cisco 3524xl switches that were specifically installed to handle VOIP traffic for 15 phones from a dedicated ds1 line. We plugged cable internet into the switches to make the internet available to all. We have encountered a number of severe slowdowns on the cable connection, and I that it is the nature of cable to saturate from time to time. We would like to add an ADSL+ line as a second WAN connection, and I have been looking at a number of WAN load balancing options, including the RV082. We have also had the need to set up vpn access to some of the servers on different subnets. We currently have 5 subnets setup with linksys domestic routers, and we are ready to move the subnets onto the switches. The VOIP guys say It depends on the capabilities of the load balancer. We would simply be handing off a separate physical port for each Vlan or a 802.1q trunk of all the vlans to your device. If you device can provide a separate physical or virtual layer 3 interface for each device this should not be an issue Is there a best way to do this that won't cost an arm and a leg?
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