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Establishing VLAN through Cisco 5500

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VLAN experts beware!  I am somewhat new to VLANs.  I have played around with a few of them on local switches, but now I need to create a VLAN between several switches and it seems a little more difficult than I had originally thought.  Here is my situation:
I have a Cisco WAP that I want on a VLAN so that clients of this WAP can only talk to a single IP address on a certain port.  This WAP plugs into a Dell PowerConnect switch which I have created 'VLAN2' on.  VLAN2 only contains the port in which the WAP plugs into and port 24 (uplink) to my Cisco 5500.  That is the path in my LAN, but unfortunately the IP address that these wireless devices need to talk to is across a WAN connection.  So, the whole path is: wireless device - WAP - Dell switch - Cisco switch - router - INTERNET - router - LAN switch - Server
What exactly is it going to take to get this VLAN configured, will I have to set it up on every switch/router throughout the path?  My understanding is that the data will be 'tagged' as VLAN2 when leaving the Dell Switch to the Cisco switch, so the Cisco switch will need to be set up to receive the tagged packets, etc.  This link between Dell and Cisco will have both VLAN1 and VLAN2 traffic coming over it.  Can anyone offer any assistance in this matter, or at least point me in the right direction?  I am interested in fully understanding this solution, so please excuse if I ask questions.  I am interested in the overall concept and then the specifics for how to accomplish this.  It seems to me that you would have to be pretty advanced with VLANs to accomplish this.  Let me know what info you will need to assist in this matter.  Thanks in advance for your help!

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