layer 2 vs layer 3

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May 13th, 2009
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guys i have a v simple question suppose we have a router and switch (layer three swicth) now if we give 192.168.1.1/24 ip at router ethernet and then make a swicth port as routed and give ip address of 192.168.1.2/24 it will work and ping will be fine now the scenario is same but the only difference is we make swicth port to access port and make a vlan 10 and assign ip 192.168.1.2/24.....now it will work as well all i am trying to ask is what is the main difference btw these two scenarios.......expect that we can add other pc with same range and they can use the vlan

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The main thing is in the switch - if you configure the switch port as a layer 3 interface with an IP address and the routers - effectivly you have created a pt-pt link on the IP subnet.


No other switch port can take part in the broadcast domain.


If you create an SVI in a vlan and give the SVI an IP address, then any port configured in the switch and anyother switch connected via a trunk port will be able to participate in the broadcast domain.


HTH>



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