airMAX - VLAN Configuration


Overview


This article addresses how to configure VLAN tagging in those cases where it is necessary to specify. To see sample management VLAN configurations please see the Related Articles below.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS: By default, an airMAX device configured as a transparent bridge will pass all VLAN traffic as a trunk.

Table of Contents


  1. Management VLAN: Bridge Mode
  2. Management/Data VLAN: Router Mode
  3. Related Articles

Management VLAN: Bridge Mode


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Configuration Mode - Simple

To enable navigate to the Management Network Settings, toggle On the Management VLAN box and enter a VLAN ID. This creates a new Bridge interface accessible on both the LAN and WLAN. 

Configuration Mode - Advanced

To enable:

  1. Under VLAN Network, add the VLAN ID.
  2. Under Bridge Network, move the necessary interfaces into a bridge.
    1. To restrict Management access from ethernet connections, add WLAN.ID only.
    2. To restrict Management access from wireless connections, add LAN.ID only.
  3. Under Management Network Settings, configure Management Interface to the new bridge.

Management/Data VLAN: Router Mode


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Configuration Mode - Simple

Management access can be blocked from one, both, or neither of the WAN and LAN networks with the Block Management Access toggle.

Configuration Mode - Advanced

To enable:

  1. Under VLAN Network, add the VLAN ID.
  2. Under Bridge Network, move the necessary interfaces into a bridge.
    1. For a Management VLAN, configure Management Interface to the new bridge under Management Network Settings.
    2. Toggle on Block Management Access under WAN Network Settings and LAN Network Settings to restrict third parties from reaching the device administration.
    3. For a Data VLAN, configure WAN Interface to the new bridge under WAN Network Settings.

Related Articles


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Intro to Networking - Introduction to Virtual LANs (VLANs) and Tagging

airMAX - Management VLAN Examples


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