I've currently got a network setup like this.
Layer 1 2 cable modems -> Peplink Load Balancer 1 -> 192.168.4.0/24 for wifi and clients
Layer 2 1 connection from the Peplink + Fiber -> Peplink Load Balancer 2 -> 192.168.0.0/24 for all wired clients and phones
I want drop one of the cable modems and get everything on one router and use vlans to segregate everything. I'd like the phones on one vlan or subnet, wifi on another, etc.
When I built this network I was in a rush to get it done quick so I did it like this and its been fine. The problem is that we are running out of ips on both networks. The issue though, is that I dont think I can get a budget large enough to replace all of my unmanaged switches at once. We have a bunch of little 8 port switches through out the office and not everything runs back to the network room.
One of the routers is a 100mb max thoroughput and the other is a gigabit balance one. We have 150/50 cable now and we really dont need 2 cable modems that we got when we could only get 50/1.
Am I correct that I will need to replace every single network switch if I want to have this happen? How would you approach making this network more efficent?