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Is it possible to use a Dell PowerConnect 2716 switch to have two separate networks, with different default gateways?  I've never configured a switch with VLAN capability.  

What I am trying to do is have ports 1-8 be on one network (192.168.1.0) with a router connected to DSL modem/line, and have ports 9-16 be on a different network (192.168.2.0) with a router connected to a cable modem.

I do not want the two networks to be able to talk to each other.  Essentially I am trying to use one switch to act as two.

If this is possible, can someone explain what configuration changes I would need to make?

Thanks for any help,
Aa
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Yes you can create vlans with this switch.

Login to the web manager and click on the vlan section. there you should be able to create a second vlan and assign ports to the vlans.

Once vlans are created traffic will not be able to travel between the two.
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here is a link to the admin guide that will walk you through it
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/PC27xx/en/ug/PDF/UG_ENd.pdf

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Thanks. I should have mentioned that I reviewed the manual (tells you how but doesn't really explain some of the concepts) and I did create two new VLANs on the switch.  However, I got a little confused on some of the options:

1. Tagged egress packets vs. untagged
2. PVID
3. LAG Groups

Here is what I've done:

a. Created 2 new VLANs - #2 and #3 because it looked like VLAN #1 would not allow me to change the ports at all (and I red in the documentation that I can't delete VLAN #1).
b. On VLAN #2, ports 1 - 8 are members set to "untag egress packets" and ports 9-16 are not members
c. On VLAN #4, ports 9-16 are members set to "untag egress packets" and ports 1-8 are not members
d. I left everything else on the switch as the factory defaults

When I tested the above, it didn't appear to be working as I could ping from one VLAN to the other.  So something else needs to be configured and I am not sure what that is.

I did some quick searches online for info on tagged/iuntagged, PVIDs, LAGs, but frankly it is over my head, or I am not finding the correct site to explain it so I can understand it.

Thanks for any help,
Aa

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Try this post it should help you through this and to also understand all the settings you asked about

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=pc_managed&message.id=8411&c=us&l=en&cs=&s=gen
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Thanks that1guy15.  That link was helpful (and confusing :-) but I think I got it working.

Here is what I did:

Administration should be done via Internet Explorer 6.  Firefox and IE 7 have mixed results.
Left port 1 on VLAN #1 for administration purposes since this is the only VLAN that allows for management.
On "VLAN Membership" I created VLAN #2 and set ports 2 - 8 as untagged
On "VLAN Membership" I created VLAN #3 and set ports 9 - 12 as untagged
On "VLAN Port Settings" I changed the PVID for all ports in VLAN #2 to "2"
On "VLAN Port Settings" I changed the PVID for all ports in VLAN #3 to "3"
I tested this by connecting two systems to the individual VLANs and tried to ping the other system, which I was not able to do.

Not sure if this is the correct configuration, but it seems to work at least with pings.  I'll be putting it in place over the next day and can test with a sniffer then.

Thanks,
Aa
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That looks correct.
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