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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.

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  • 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

     
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    UTM - 9.707 | Intel i3-4150 4th Gen Processor
    16GB Memory | 500GB SATA HDD | GB Ethernet x5

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