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switchport mode access

what is the use of "switchport mode access" on cisco switches ? thanks!

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Purple

Re: switchport mode access

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

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Purple

Re: switchport mode access

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

Purple

Re: switchport mode access

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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