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VLan Passthrough D-Link DGS-1224T

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am trying to setup some VLan's on my work network to pass some DSL services from a DD-WRT box via a D-Link DGS-1224T Smart Switch to a PFSense server running as a VM on an ESXi. The problem is that we only have one ethernet link between the DD-WRT and switch and between switch and ESXi. So i have been attempting to use VLan's to send both networks into the switch and then from the switch to ESXi, where i can assign them in ESXi to virtual interfaces for PFSense.

The problem is that i ma having real issues understanding how the VLan config should be done on the DGS-1224T. I have spoken to D-Link and they told me to make sure that the ports that i wish to use are Un-Tagged for my chose VLan's. The problem with that is that you can only untag a port for 1 VLan, and i am attempting to pass two. Basically the D-Link is very different to what i am used to, so i am looking for some good documentation (unlike d-links) on how this is achieved.

Thanks In Advance.

Gareth Jeanne
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Carlos DiazMilitary Systems Equipment Specialist
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Commented:
I'm not sure if DLink has a different name for this, but what you will need to accomplish is called VLan trunking(reference IEEE 802.1Q for standards specifications).
example:
router hosting 2 or more vlans
 - trunk to switch for multiple vlans
switch with users on multiple vlans
 - vlan tags per port for users specific network
 - trunk to other switch(es) to pass vlans through from router
 - trunk to ESXi(which also mush support trunking) to pass vlans through from router

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Thanks for that. I am ok with the fact that i need to use Vlan trunking, what i am unsure on is the correct way to set this up on the DLink, the documentation doesn't mention VLan trunking, even though it is listed as a supported function on the device spec.
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