French Rooster posted:
better to separate the hifi( streamer, nas) from tv, phone, computers. So cisco 2960 or 3560 8 port will be enough, the rest of non hifi / audio components on another switch.
None of the scenarios mentioned above propose to physically separate networks. Btw, doing so doesn’t really make sense. The streamer needs to access the Internet and I need to access the NAS and NUC from my main computer.
I have then 2 options :
- Option 1 : a brand new WS-C3560CX-12PC-S doing every thing
- Option 2 : an old Catalyst connected and powered (PoE) by the actual switch (SG200-10FP)
In both cases all devices are interconnected.
The only way to obtain a galvanic separation is for the streamer to access the network through WiFi.
So my initial question to Simon was : is “option 1” as efficient as “option 2”?