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switchport mode access

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Aug 13th, 2006
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what is the use of "switchport mode access" on cisco switches ? thanks!

Correct Answer by pkhatri about 11 years 1 week ago

Hi,


Using that command designates a port on a switch as an access port, as opposed to a trunk port. An access port carries traffic for a single VLAN whereas a trunk port can carry traffic for multiple VLANs by tagging them with 802.1q tags.


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Paresh

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pkhatri Sun, 08/13/2006 - 22:27
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Hi,


Using that command designates a port on a switch as an access port, as opposed to a trunk port. An access port carries traffic for a single VLAN whereas a trunk port can carry traffic for multiple VLANs by tagging them with 802.1q tags.


Hope that helps - pls do rate the post if it does.


Paresh

pkhatri Sun, 08/13/2006 - 22:34
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Hi,


I must also add that you can also have access ports that are configured for voice VLAN. In such cases, one VLAN is used for voice traffic and another is used for traffic from the device attached to the IP phone.


Paresh

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