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Connecting VLANs with NonCisco Switches

Here is the issue: I have a 4506 running 5 vlans to segment my network, however we have run out of ports on the 4506 and need to add some addtional switches. Manangement wants to use the the leftover non cisco switches we have laying around. How do I add these switches to a single vlan without causing any issues. Of course these switches do not speak ISL.

Thanks

-K

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Re: Connecting VLANs with NonCisco Switches

Just configure the 4506 Ethernet ports as access-mode ports and put them in the relevent VLAN. Then just ensure the non-cisco switches are default (i.e. all ports are in VLAN 1) and then connect them to the 4506 on the access ports you have configured.

I am assuming you are only using one connection per switch and you aren't going to create any loops etc?

Andy

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