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Getting a Netgear Smart Switch to Accept multiple VLANS from a trunked router

I have a Cisco 2612 router connected to a Netgear GS724T Smart Switch.  I want to to trunk the ethernet interface on the router for two VLANs so I can sparate one of the devices on the switch on to a different subnet.  

I have tested my router config on a differnt switch with two sub interfaces and I am able to route to both subnets.  However when I cannot figure out the corect configuration on the netgear.  I double checked that it supports the trunking protocal (IEEE 802.1Q).  I have tried every combination of "Tagged", "Untagged", and "Not a Member" I can think of and still it will not route.
- The router interface is already subdivided for VLAN 1 and VLAN 2
- The router is plugged into port 1 on the switch
- The server I want on VLAN 2 is plugged into port 17 on the switch
- I want all other switch ports on VLAN 1 (this is the default VLAN)

Has anyone used these switched before for this kind of thing?
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I am not real familiar with Netgear managed switches, but if you could post the config somehow it would be helpful.  
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There is not readable config on a Netgear "Smart Swith".  It can be exported only in a Netgear format which cannot be viewed or edited as text.
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I finally got a decent response from Nethgear on this issue.  they say that this switch will not support different subnets on a 802.1q trunked port.  In other words the swit support trunking its own interfaces but will not support useful trinking from another device.  I guess that is what iIget for trying to use a low end wannabe switch for a professional task.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I am glad you have found resolution to the issue.

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