Configuring ip address on an L2 link

Unanswered Question
Sep 19th, 2006
User Badges:

I tried to configure ip address on an ESW interface and got this message: % IP addresses may not be configured on L2 links. Is there a work around this? How do i get to use this interface.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
spremkumar Tue, 09/19/2006 - 02:40
User Badges:
  • Red, 2250 points or more


AFAIK you can configure SVI and assign ip address to that.once you are up with that then make the l2 ports to be the member of that particular vlan.


enandres Tue, 10/17/2006 - 23:06
User Badges:


I have a cisco857 and I cannot setup an IP in any fastethernet address. I get the same msg

'IP addresses may not be configured on L2 links'.

Can not we put an IP in a f0 interface?

Thank you.

royalblues Wed, 10/18/2006 - 01:51
User Badges:
  • Green, 3000 points or more

can you post the existing config


enandres Wed, 10/18/2006 - 03:06
User Badges:

Hi royalblues,

thank you for reply, I will post the config tomorrow.

Do you think if I create a VLAN for all fasteth interfaces, afterwards I can assign an IP?

many thxs


enandres Mon, 10/23/2006 - 09:07
User Badges:


With my 857 I achieve it creating a VLAN or just assigning to VLAN1 the ethernet interfaces.


This Discussion