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Cat2950 VLAN numbering above 1024 ?

Does the Cat2950 switch support VLAN numbering above 1024 ?

Or will it support this in the near future ?

I need this for connecting non-Cisco switches with 802.1q support and VLAN numbering 1-4096 to Cat2950.


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Re: Cat2950 VLAN numbering above 1024 ?

The answer is, it depends. I have copied some text from one of Cisco's website regarding the 2950 switches:

"VLANs are identified with a number from 1 to 4094 when the enhanced software image is installed and 1 to 1005 when the standard software image is installed."

The question is, what software are you using? There is also another twist. Depending upon the switch model, the number of vlans supported is either 64 or 250. At best, your switch(es) will be able to support 250 vlans of which the vlan numbers can range from 1 to 4094. Will this be enough?

For further information regarding this, go to:

Hope this helps, let me know how you go on.

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Re: Cat2950 VLAN numbering above 1024 ?


this info is just what I wanted :-)

There will soon be a upgrade for 2950 SMI to EMI available and it is possible for me to buy a WS-C2950G-24-EI today to have the functionality.

I will only be needing 10-15 VLANs, so the limit of 64 or 250 is no problem.

thanks again


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