I am a self confessed geek. I have a geek lodger Therefore I have more than 50 devices.
25 IP cams, 15 Sonos, 10 Smart TVs 7 managed switches to mention a few.
As a result when I get my new internet connection next month I want to keep some devices outside the remit of the 50 licence Sophos firewall but the important ones / data inside. The problem is that sonos for example doesn't work across subnets.
My thought was to have my firewall bridging between two VLANS both using the same IP address space. I have three 1G ethernet cards (two decent intel) in my UTM.
Has anyone done similar or have any advice ? If the cost were reasonable Id consider a paid for product but I will have a 1G symmetrical service so whilst use is fairly modest the spec of a firewall might be quite high.
As an option, you could also just install XG and not have to worry about that IP limit. I haven't attempted what you presented here.
UTM - 9.707 | Intel i3-4150 4th Gen Processor 16GB Memory | 500GB SATA HDD | GB Ethernet x5
How much does XG cost do you know ?
I am downloading the free home edition now !
It's the same as UTM, free for a home license.
I'll warn you it's not the same as UTM and is... different to manage. I think the only reason why I don't run it yet is because of the nightmare of learning it over again. I'll eventually do so when I get the time, hah.
Not familiar with Sonos. Can you hide the IP cams behind a router so the the UTM only "sees" 1 IP instead of 25?
The limitation for XG is RAM and CPU, so you might not be able to get enough power to handle a 1G symmetrical service.
Cheers - Bob
I think they are like Reolink, if you use the NVR it takes care of its own IP set and has one IP for the NVR. The cameras get a completely different IP subnet.