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Do More With Less: 802.1Q VLANs with Voyage Linux

Feb 14, 2008, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"We've covered a lot of ground in the first three parts of this series. Today we stride down that last mile: setting up 802.1Q VLANs, and making configurations permanent. This is the part where you might regret going with an inexpensive smart switch like our example Netgear GS108T. It supports creating 802.1Q VLANs, but at a rather Spartan level. Higher-end switches give you more options, such as VLAN routing built into the switch, and options for other types of VLANs such as IP-address and MAC-address based.

"Client configuration is always the same, but switches and routers vary. I'll show you how it's done on the cheap, with a low-end smart switch and an inexpensive, but powerful router built with Voyage Linux on a PC Engines WRAP board..."

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