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How do you route 2 different vlans on a cisco 2960g switch, which I believe is a layer 2 switch?
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Layer 2 switches can't route.  If you want to route you need a layer 3 aware switch or a separate router.
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This is correct. You need a router or an L3 switch like the Cisco 3550 or 3560 series or above.
If you use a router, you will need to setup subinterfaces on top of the physical interface and give them 802.1q encapsulation and appropriate VLAN ID designation.
Let me know if you have any questions!
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Thank you for your help!!!
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thank you
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by:Pugglewuggle
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While there was no solution per se as that switch cannot do what was asked, we did inform the asker of this and gave him equipment that would work. Thus, I think the points should be split between valheru and I.
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