On Thu, 8 May 2008, Michael Watterson wrote:
> Almost all DSL routers have only ethernet access to the Switch and no WAN
> ethernet port.
Hmm, two of the more popular switch ASICs (ADM6996 and the Broadcom
5325) support VLANs just fine. The Marvell one apparently doesn't,
but it doesn't seem as common, judging by the TableOfHardware.. The
software-switched ones, I'd /presume/, can support anything you want,
> Of course if you change it to OpenWRT and the router really has a
> VLAN based switch, then you can of course make one port be a WAN
Yeah, the stock firmwares often don't let you tinker with the
port<->VLAN mappings. However, if your router runs OpenWRT, that's
not a problem.. ;)
> Only some routers have the HW to support that.
Hmm, I might be wrong, but to me it seems you need to apply
s/some/most/ to that last sentence.
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