Lab Networking

These are my recent posts related to lab networking:

  • Creating VLANs in DD-WRT (Part 3) In the second part of this post I completed the setup of VLANs on my WNR3500L router. To make them available to hosts (and VMs) I now have to configure my Cisco SLM2008 switches. Fortunately that turns out to be fairly simple. The SLM 2008 has a web-based GUI that does the job nicely. Once logged ...
  • Creating VLANs in DD-WRT (Part 2) In the first part of this post I created some VLANs on my NetGear WNR3500L router that I’ve flashed with DD-WRT firmware. In this second part of the post I will be assigning IP address ranges to those VLANs and configuring the router’s firewall. I want the VLANs that I setup previously to use separate IP ...
  • Creating VLANs in DD-WRT (Part 1) I’m breaking this post up into 3 parts because it does go on a bit. Part 1 – An overview of what I’m trying to do and creating VLANs on the router Part 2 – Configuring IP ranges and the router’s firewall Part 3 – Configuring VLANs on the SLM2008 switches Recently I have flashed my home router (a ...
  • Basic Router Setup Previously I have written about the router that I have selected for my home lab / home network and how I flashed it to use DD-WRT. Having done that successfully I need to perform some basic (and intermediate) configuration to get it ready for use. Basic Setup Unless you have a completely plug and play broadband router ...
  • Selecting and Flashing my Home Lab Router It’s taken me a while to select and configure a router for my home lab environment. Part of the problem has been sorting through some conflicting requirements. For instance, I want to keep my power bills low but the functionality that I want demands something something a little hungry in that respect. I also wanted to ...