I am confused on why my setup is failing: my network is quite simple and it is comprised of 3 network elements:
1- A VDSL Modem (which acts as the DHCP server of the network)
2- A linksys SRW224G4P switch (with a static IP)
3- A AIRONET 1140 (Cisco) (with a static IP) (I wouldn't have used VLANS if the AIRONET didn't make it a must for multiple SSID - actually I didn't know that VLANs existed before that )
So the AIRONET has two SSIDs one associated with VLAN 1 (default) and the other to VLAN 2. I have connected the AIRONET to my linksys switch over a line which I have setup as a "Trunk" which carries both VLAN 1 packets and VLAN 2 packets. Then I connected my switch in 2 different ways to the Modem, none of them worked:
I set up a "General" port on port 1 with VLAN 1 packets UNTAGGED and VLAN 2 packets UNTAGGED and connected my modem to port 1 of the switch (i understand that this setup is not correct but I had tried it anyway.)
I set up an "Access" port on port 1 with VLAN 1 packets UNTAGGED and another "Access" port on port 6 with VLAN 2 packets UNTAGGED and connected both port 1 and port 6 to my modem.
The end result is this, in both case, when I over wireless to the VLAN 1 associated SSID I have absolutely no problem, but when I connect to the VLAN 2 associated SSID i don't get an IP address.
We thought it might be a DHCP issue so we setup a machine with a static ip. But we got the same result: the machine is not able to access the internet over the modem. (and of course we if connect the machine to the SSID associated with the default VLAN we have no issue.)
I don't know if you are asking me or saying that the SRW224G4P is a layer 2 switch.
All i know is that is is vlan aware and that I can set up the port to be access, trunk or general and I can associate different VLAN to each port.
As far as connecting to the modem.
No, the switch has 2 ports going to the modem, both of them are set up for UNTAGGED traffic, one carries VLAN 1 UNTAGGED traffic the other VLAN 2 UNTAGGED. The modem is not VLAN aware and his DHCP cannot be set for different scope and I don't need to have different scope.
I am attaching a picture with the layout of the network I hope the setup will be clear.
As I said I have no interest in using virtual lans but using the aironet with multiple SSID forced me to do so.
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