I have VLANs working on my canopy network, and to my surprise it works GREAT! And was actually pretty simple to setup. But I have a question…
I currently have 2 vlans, one for my main network, one for the hotspot controller/network. Tower A BH is plugged into port 3 on the switch and that port is trunked.
Tower A which is setup as above works perfectly. VLANs work as you’d expect.
What do I do about Tower B?
can I trunk more than one port on the cisco switch? I did try and it seemed like it caused some weird connectivity issues on the vlans that work so i turned it off.
OR could I plug both BHs into a “dumb” switch and then plug that switch into my managed switch with that port trunking? would the dumb switch pass the vlan tags untouched? seems like it would.
The switch is a cisco 2950 (i think) it is 3am right now! .
unfortunately I dont have another cisco switch laying around to try this on the bench.
by the way, i know a lot of folks have had questions about the vlan. so if you’d like me to post my setup let me know.
Eric in Colorado
so i guess the 2950 can have multiple trunked interfaces. so thats interesting.
i’m still wondering about the unmanaged switch placement and if that’s possible.