This tutorial will give you a glimpse on how to set up tagged and untagged VLAN on our switches.
These steps will show you how to setup a VLAN that separates your WiFi traffic in your network. Please note that this tutorial is only covering the configuration of the switch. In this tutorial, the default management VLAN 1 will remain untouched. Refer to the video to see a graphical topology.
These tutorials refer to the web GUI of the GS1900-10P and might differ a bit between the models – the basic setup however remains very similar/the same.
1. Log in to the unit by entering its IP address and the credentials for the admin account (by default, username is “admin”, password is “1234”)
2. Navigate to Configuration > VLAN (on some switch models you will find the VLAN configuration in the tab “Advanced Settings”)
3. Click “Add”, type in a desired VLAN ID in the box “VLAN List”. This ID will be added to the “VLAN Name Prefix” you choose
4. After adding the VLAN, navigate to the “VLAN Port” tab, choose the created VLAN ID and define the “Tagged” or “Untagged” membership of each port
- “Forbidden” = prohibit this port joining the VLAN
- “Excluded” = remove the membership of this port
- “Tagged” = an incoming packet with the correct VLAN tag will be forwarded
- “Untagged” = An untagged packet from a client that is not able to send in tagged VLAN packets (e.g. a computer) will be forwarded into the VLAN. A PVID for this port will be needed!
5. In this example ports 3 & 4 (where the computers are connected) will be set to “Untagged” and ports 5 – 8 to “Tagged” (because here are access points connected that are able to send in tagged packets). Finish this step by clicking “Apply”
6. For the ports 3 & 4 the fitting PVID needs to be set by navigating to the tab “Port”, then ticking the ports you need to configure, click “Edit”, enter the needed VLAN ID and click “Apply”
Please note: A port can only support one untagged membership (but multiple tagged memberships)! This port then needs a corresponding PVID to the VLAN ID!