I am implementing a WISP network.Usually I would use separate physical ports for internet breakout/wireless backhaul. But I have changed this and now only using VLANs via a managed switch.
Is this a better way? Are there any potential disadvantages of this design?
I would like to hear what sort of architecture real large WISPs are implementing and would love your thoughts on my designs.
Please refer to Fig.1 showing the design and Fig.2 showing the route from the client to the internet via both possible designs.
So, with my current design, traffic flows into the switch, into the router via ether7 and out again via ether7 and back to the switch to reach the internet.
Would there be any performance issues using this topology?
We are serving 100mbps plans so client traffic will reach around 700mbps - 950mbps.