Routers with integrated switches - simple question

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Mar 18th, 2008

Hi,

Can someone please confirm if I purchase a cisco 876 router with a 4 port switch is it possible to have IP addresses on the interfaces on the switch ports?

thanks

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Correct Answer by a.cruea1980 about 8 years 10 months ago

No.

The switch ports are all Layer 2. Basically, ISRs like that are something like taking the functionality of a router and a layer 2 managed switch and smashing them together.

You will, however, be able to create VLANs and assign each switchport a VLAN.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps380/ps6200/product_data_sheet0900aecd8028a976_ps380_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Hope that helps somewhat.

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a.cruea1980 Tue, 03/18/2008 - 10:06

No.

The switch ports are all Layer 2. Basically, ISRs like that are something like taking the functionality of a router and a layer 2 managed switch and smashing them together.

You will, however, be able to create VLANs and assign each switchport a VLAN.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps380/ps6200/product_data_sheet0900aecd8028a976_ps380_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Hope that helps somewhat.

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