UC560-BRI-K9 - Onboard Ethernet ports

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Mar 13th, 2010
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I would like to know whether the onboard ethernet ports on a UC560-BRI-K9 are working as Layer-2 or Layer-3? I want to configure an IP address on these ports, is it possible?

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Marcos Hernandez Sun, 03/14/2010 - 18:50
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FE 0/0 is a routed port and you can configure an IP under it no problem. FE ports in slot 1, is an 8 port switch, but they can be mapped to a layer 3 interface which in IOS is known as "interface VLAN XXX", under which you can configure an IP address. "XXX" represents the Layer 2 VLAN to which the physical port is associated. If you created 8 vlans, and gave each one an IP address and a port, you would be left with a 9 port router.


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Steven Smith Tue, 03/16/2010 - 09:29
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Only 1 thing to add.


There aren't 8 ports on the switch.  You get 1 layer 3 port and 3 layer 2 ports.  The rest of Marcos's post applies.

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