Small Network Setup with Debian Router
I plan to set up a home network, a little bit more than a DSL-router-box
with the PC's connected to it. I could do so, but for reasons of fun
(hobby), the learning aspect and be in touch with future technologies, I
want to do it more flexible and controllable.
This is my plan:
[WiFi Access Point]
| PC3 PC2 PC1 LAPTOP
| | | | |
| NIC 1
| NIC 2
All network interfaces should be Gigabit-interfaces.
So, my questions are:
1. Is this network setup realisable?
2. Is it correct to place the WiFi Access Point connected to the switch,
or better directly to the Debian Router?
3. I want to have the possibility to see the whole network traffic with
the router. Not only the traffic from the PC's through the router to the
outside world. How can I manage this? Do I have to buy a switch with the
port-mirroring feature? If so, how do I have to connect it to the Router?
4. Does someone have examples for Switches I could use?
Thank you for thinking of it, hope you can understand...