Dynamic VLAN Configuration From Cisco 4507

Hello,
I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to configure the Linksys SRW208 switch to dynamically generate its VLAN's based off the VLAN's I have configured on my Cisco 4507.  I currently have my VLAN's dynamically propogated to my Cisco 3550 switches, and I'd like to do the same thing with this Linksys SRW208 if possible.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!
GlennWaltersAsked:
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that1guy15Commented:
THat is not possible. Sorry

VTP is the protocol used to propagate vlan information and dynamically update the vlans on cisco switches. This is a cisco proprietary protocol and will not work with other brands
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GlennWaltersAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I was just reading that VTP was proprietary to Cisco, and didn't play nice with GVRP.  Also, apparently GVRP is only available on COS devices, and not IOS ones.

Does anyone know how I can manually configure my Linksys SRW208 to use the VLAN's that I have configured on my Cisco 4507?  I know I won't be able to dynamically create them, but if I could at least manually create them, then the Linksys SRW208 would at least be usable.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!
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that1guy15Commented:
Make sure you are using dot1q on the cisco vlans and then on the linksys give them the same name (vlanID) as the vlans on the cisco VTP domain. That should take care of it.
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GlennWaltersAuthor Commented:
I just got off the phone with Linksys technical support, and what I had to do (since I was configuring multiple VLAN's on my SRW208), was to set my uplink port on the SRW208 to trunk mode, create my VLAN's on the SRW208 with the same VLAN ID as on my Cisco 4507, and then assign the ports on my SRW208 to the appropriate VLAN that I wanted.

Thanks for your help "that1guy15".  Had I read your response first, I might have not had to call Linksys.
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