Mixing VLAN tag ports and unmanaged switches - will it work?
Posted on 2008-11-10
Bit of an off-the-wall question really.
Customer has a gigabit backbone (pair of Cisco C3760G switches) and a number of NetGear unmanaged gigabit switches connected into them.
Question is, if they configure the Cisco ports that connect to a Netgear as trunk ports, would the hosts on the Netgear switches be able to communicate using tagged frames, or would the frames just end up going nowhere as the Netgear switches are unmanaged and wouldn't understand/strip the tag off ?