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How do I configure the uplink Port on two netgear FSM726v2 switches to pass multiple VLAN?

I am trying to configure two Netgear FSM726 switches for Multiple VLANS.  I understand how to set the vlan, I just need to know how to configure the trunk port to pass multiple vlans.  Any Help will be appreciated.
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Dan72830
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from_expCommented:
you can go to web interface vlan configuration and configure uplink port with all needed vlans as tagged.
but remember, that uplink switch should be also configured accordingly.
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jchinyouCommented:
I haven't worked with a NetGear switch before. However I think what you are looking for is a trunk port. Set the uplink port as a trunk on both ends of the link.

On most switches by default ports are configured as access ports (meaning you plug an end device into it) which means it can only have 1 VLAN attached to it. A trunk port is basically a port which All VLANs can be passed through. However both ends of the link must be a trunk.


Hope This Helps!
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jchinyouCommented:
Just had a quick look at the Netgear docs. According to the Netgear docs...


You need to create a trunk port (Trunk ports on Netgear appear to be virtual), then add the physical ports to the trunk port.

So go into the physical interface config (CLI):

FSM726(config-if)# trunking [add <trunk #> | remove <trunk #>]


****Just a quick snippet from the docs so you have some background knowledge****

"Port Trunking is a feature that allows multiple links between switches to work as one virtual link
or aggregate link. Trunks can be defined for similar port types only. For example, a 10/100 port
cannot form a Port Trunk with a gigabit port. For 10/100 ports, trunks can only be formed within
the same bank. A bank is ports 1 to 8, ports 9 to 16, ports 17 to 24, or port 25 and port 26 (using an
FSM726 as an example), on the same switch unit. Up to four trunks can be enabled at the same
time. Spanning Tree will treat trunked ports as a single virtual port."
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Dan72830Author Commented:
I guess I did not look deep enough into the documentation, I'll give this a try.  Thanks for your help!
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