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VLANs Switch Configuration

In Netgear model switches, Sunlight.io recommends the advanced 802.1Q-based VLAN configuration in which the user can assign ports on the switch to a VLAN with an ID number in the range of 1–4093 and add tagged or untagged ports to a VLAN. By default, all ports are untagged members of VLAN 1.

Create 802.1Q-Based VLANs in an Advanced Configuration

  • Create 802.1Q-based VLANs in an advanced configuration:

    1.Connect your computer to the same network as the switch launching the ProSAFE Plus Configuration Utility or use network IP to connect directly to the switch via ProSAFE Web Managed Switch

    2.Login to Netgear switch.Enter the switch’s password in the password field.The Switch Status page displays.

    Netgear Switch Login 3. Select VLAN > 802.1Q > Advanced. The Advanced 802.1Q VLAN Status page displays Netgear switch advanced VLAN 802.1Q

    4.If this is the first time that you are accessing the Advanced 802.1Q VLAN Status page or if you are changing the VLAN assignment method, select the Enable radio button and continue to next step.

    Otherwise ,see step 6 A pop-up window opens, informing you that the current VLAN settings will be lost.

    5.Click the Yes button.The pop-up window closes and the VLAN Identifier Setting table displays

    The following figure is an example. Your switch might provide more or less ports, all of which are members of VLAN 1 by default.

    Netgear VLAN identifier table

    6.In the VLAN ID field, enter a VLAN ID. You can enter a VLAN ID from 1 to 4093.

    7.Click the ADD button.The new VLAN is added to the VLAN Identifier Setting table.After you create a new VLAN ID, use the VLAN membership option to add ports to the VLAN. (Select VLAN > 802.1Q > Advanced > VLAN Membership). See next section.


Note: To delete a VLAN, select the check box for the VLAN and click the Delete button

Add Tagged or Untagged Ports to an 802.1Q-Based VLAN

While you add ports to a VLAN, you can specify whether the ports must be tagged or untagged. Port tagging allows a port to be associated with a particular VLAN and allows the VLAN ID tag to be added to data packets that are sent through the port. The tag identifies the VLAN that must receive the data. By default, all ports are untagged.

  • To add tagged or untagged ports to an 802.1Q-based VLAN:

    1.As mentiond in previous section, select VLAN > 802.1Q > Advanced > VLAN Membership.You can select VLAN Membership only if you already enabled the advanced 802.1Q VLAN option. At the beggining all available ports of VLAN ID 1 are assigned untagged by default as illustrated in below figure.

    Netgear VLAN membership

    2.In the VLAN Identifier menu, select the VLAN

    3.Select the ports that you want to add to the VLAN by doing the following:

    a. (Optional) In the Group Operation menu, select Untag All, Tag all, or Remove all.All ports are either added to the VLAN (tagged or untagged) or removed from the VLAN. b. Select individual ports and assign them as tagged (T) or untagged (U) ports or remove individual ports by selecting the check box under the port numbers. c. Click the APPLY button. Your settings are saved. In the VLAN Membership table, the ports display as members of the VLAN

    Following figure is an example with 3,4 and 6,7 ports assigned as tagged and 8 port assigned as untagged.Note that your switch might provide more or less ports.

    Netgear VLAN membership

    4.To select ports for another VLAN, repeat step 2 and step 3 in this section.

    5.To verify your selections, select VLAN > 802.1Q > Advanced > VLAN Configuration.The Advanced 802.1Q VLAN Status page displays. In the VLAN Identifier Setting table, the ports display next to the VLAN or VLANS to which they were added.

Specify PVID Ports for an 802.1Q-Based VLAN

A default port VLAN ID (PVID) is a VLAN ID tag that the switch assigns to data packets it receives that are not already addressed (tagged) for a particular VLAN.If you connected a device(compuer/switch) on port 8 and you want it to be a part of VLAN 2502, configure port 8 to automatically add a PVID of 2502 to all data received from the device. This step ensures that the data from the device on port 8 can be seen only by other members of VLAN 2502. You can assign only one PVID to a port. Look at the following figure as example.

Assign PVID PORT VLANs 802.1Q

  • Assign a PVID to one or more ports:

    1.Select VLAN > 802.1Q > Advanced > PVID. You can select Port PVID only if you already enabled the advanced 802.1Q VLAN option.

    Assign PVID defaults ports The previous figure is the by default configuration. Your switch also might provide more or less ports.

    2.Select one or more ports.

    3.Enter the PVID. You can enter a PVID only for a VLAN that already exists.

    4.Click the APPLY button.

    Your settings are saved