First off, let me see if I have this straight: I am trying to put an IP address on my 2950 switch and what I understand is that you just put an IP address on your VLAN and then you can access that switch, given you are part of that VLAN. I really am not going to use VLAN's in this part of the network that I am setting this switch, so all ports are part of this VLAN (vlan 1). Well I put the IP address and added all the ports to that VLAN and it shows VLAN 1 as being shutdown which is weird to me.
When I try to get that VLAN to come up it tells me that I can't mess with this VLAN b/c it is a default one. I don't want to mess around with having to put all these ports in yet another VLAN and was wondering if there is some reason why it is telling me this. All help is greatly appreciated!
Re: VLAN 1 is showing itself shutdown - 2950 switch
You don't need to add all your ports to VLAN1. If all you want to do is assign an IP address to the switch, first set your default gateway in config mode: "ip default-gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". Then go to config interface mode for VLAN1 and type in the IP address and subnet mask you want to assign to it. VLAN1 is the default VLAN on your switch, that's why you're getting the message. Since you're not using VLANs in your network, remove all the ports that you added to VLAN1. That should do it...
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