In the network topology below, the company has four (4) departments: HR, Sales, R&D, and Advertising. The following configuration would only allow Sales (VLAN 2) and Advertising (VLAN 4) departments to communicate with each other but not with other departments.
Follow the steps below to implement the settings.
On your web browser, access your Linksys Gigabit VPN router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
Click Port Management > 802.1Q. Click .
Add details for VLAN 2, VLAN 3 and VLAN 4. Click Save after every instance.
- VLAN ID – Indicates VLAN ID (VID).
- Description – The name of the VLAN.
- Inter VLAN Routing – If the VLAN is allowed to communicate with other sets of VLAN, the status is shown as Enabled. The default value is Disabled.
- Device Management – If the VLAN is allowed to access web-based setup page, the status is shown as Enabled. The default value is Disabled.
- LAN1 ~ LAN4 – Indicates the VLAN status of the physical LAN port. It could be Tagged, UnTagged or Excluded.
NOTE: After creating the multiple VLANs, you need to configure the DHCP range by clicking Configuration > DHCP.
Set VLAN 2 and VLAN 4’s Inter VLAN Routing as Enabled.
NOTE: If you want different VLANs to communicate with each other, enable Inter VLAN Routing on both.
The Sales and Advertising departments should now be able to communicate with each other.