WP6000 Series – Virtual LAN

WP6000 Series – Virtual LAN

VLAN Configuration

1VLAN information page

Virtual Local Area Network or VLAN is a logical sub-network that can group together devices from different physical parts of the network.  Therefore, VLANs are a broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated at Layer 2 (OSI Model) level of the network.  This allows the grouping of different devices in different parts of the network to be grouped together.

The WP6000 series VLAN Information GUI provides an overview of current VLAN configurations and status.  This read-only page is a quick view of the network administrator.  This page displays current VLAN configuration information including

  • VLAN ID (VID)
  • State and Port Members

By selecting VLAN from the drop-down VID shows

  • Port Information of the Port VLAN members

VLANs can be tagged or untagged members of the group:

t – tagged   the port is a VLAN tagged member

u – untagged   the port is a VLAN untagged member

2Static VLAN configuration page

A Static VLAN configuration is an 802.1Q compliant VLAN with one or more compliant ports that remain as part of the group regardless of IP data traffic.

The WP6000 series of enterprise switches support up to 4096 VLANs enabling users to build large network segments.

To create a new VLAN the user must:

  • Enter a new VLAN ID (VID) ranging from 2 – 4096 (numerical values only)
  • Click Apply – clicking ‘apply’ will auto generate the new VLAN with the new ID and enter them into the display box.

To delete a VLAN, the user simply selects the appropriate VLAN in the VID list box.  Click the Delete key to delete the VLAN.  The GUI will refresh showing the updated lists of VLANs minus the deleted VLANs.

3VLAN port configuration page

The VLAN Port Configuration page is used to configure VLAN ports, display general results, and help define the mode of each VLAN.

Navigating around the page, there are eight (8) major sections.

Port, Mode, Current VLAN, Port Members, and the four clickable items called “default VLAN =>”,” tagged =>”,” untagged =>” and “unMember <=.”

The Port dropdown box allows the user to select the specific port to configure the VLAN

The Mode section provides details about how the port will be configured based on IP traffic it’s passing.

ACCESS MODE means that the port’s default VLAN is an untagged member of VLAN1, this port’s default VLAN is 1.

HYBRID MODE means that the port default VLAN is an untagged member of VLAN1, the port’s default VLAN is 1.

TRUNK MODE means that the port default VLAN a tagged member of VLAN1, port’s default VLAN is 1.

Ports can now be associated with a VLAN and provided different parameters based on requirements.

By selecting a specific port in the ‘Port’ dropdown menu, the user is able to show the different VLAN configurations associated with that port.  For example, the above image demonstrates the following:

  • Port 5 is selected for VLAN configuration
  • The Mode for Port 5 is Access
  • The Current VLAN Port 5 is associated to vlan2
  • The Port Members or features are defined as ‘p=default VLAN member,’ ‘ t= tagged port,’ and ‘u = untagged port.’

To delete a VLAN the user must return to the VLAN Configuration in the left menu, select the specific VLAN and click delete to remove it from the list of VLANs.