Not familiar with setup Vlans, Need Help
here is the scenario. I need 1-5 ( not to 'talk' to each other)
but to ONLY talk to 6-8 ( server n printers)
trying to minimize too much chatter and speed up process
small network ( just want to tag ports ) do not want to tag packets
help!!! please use orange and apples with explaining ( not kidding)
Here is a hack. You do not have enough ports to do this hack, so I will assume you do not need ports 7 and 8 and that port 6 is the only shared port.
Here is the high level idea:
- put port 1 in vlan 11 untagged/pvid 11, port 2 in vlan 12 untagged, port 3 in vlan 13 untagged, port 4 in vlan 14 untagged, port 5 in vlan 15 untagged.
- put ports 1-5 also in vlan 100 untagged
- put ports 6 and 7 in vlan 100 untagged/pvid 100
- put port 8 in vlans 11-15 and 100/pvid 100
- connect port 8 to port 7
The behaviour of this config is that ports 1-5 cannot talk to eachother but they can talk to port 6. Port 6 can talk to ports 1-5. If you need more ports, you can put a dumb switch on port 6.
This would work on any switch. The difference is the port numbers you would use.
The description of your application stated 2708 and using all 8 ports. This hack requires 2 ports, so for your application, the 2708 did not have enough ports. With more ports, you may want to loop back 2 LAGs instead of 2 ports for more throughput portential.