VLANs over wireless

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Nov 18th, 2007
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I know that Multiple VLANs on a segment need a trunk link to transfer traffic to another switch.

BUT, can I configure a switch connected to a wireless bridge to transfer VLAN tagged frames through the wireless bridge?

I would think that if the encapsulation sets up, then the frames will not be stripped of their VLAN tags on the other end.


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colin.mccrory Sun, 11/18/2007 - 15:49
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There is a way to configure VLANs to be transported across a wireless bridge.

You extend VLANs into a wireless LAN by adding IEEE 802.11Q tag awareness to the bridge. VLAN 802.1Q trunking is supported between root and non-root bridges through the bridges' primary SSID.

Please check the following link on CCO on how to achieve this on 1400 series bridges.



Ericunicast Sun, 11/18/2007 - 18:50
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Thanks for the input.

Is there anything other than the 1400 series bridges that I could use to accomplish this?



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