Dot1q trunking over a wireless bridge.
Posted on 2007-11-17
We are implementing a new switch architecture that adds VLAN technology. Each of our VLANs can operate seemlessly within the immediate building. We have one building (300 yds away from the main building) that can only physically connect back to the main building via wireless (buffalo air stations set to WDS bridging).
My question is, if I have a VLAN capable switch on one end behind the wireless and another on the other behind the wireless, can I send VLAN tagged frames through without it stripping the headers?
I figure that since 802.11 runs at layer two, it will do no harm to the frame headers and rebuild them properly on the other end of the connection, then whatever interface that the wireless is plugged into on the switches would be my trunk link.
Thanks in advance.