How to set up VLANs on Dell PowerConnect 6224 to access single router

Posted on 2010-01-10
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I've done some searching on this topic and have found several good articles but none that target my specific situation and so do not have a clear solution.

The requirement is to use an existing Apple Time Capsule acting as the gateway to the Internet and sole DHCP server on a network.  Then integrating a Dell PowerConnect 6224 for setting up 2 VLANs (20 and 30) that don't have access to each other but can access the Time Capsule for both Internet access and IP address assignments.

I've set up the VLANs, assigned them names, binded IP subnets to them, plugged the Time Capsule into a port set to a 3rd VLAN (10), enabled bootpdhcprelay, plugged a computer into a port on VLAN 20 but get the dreaded 169.x.x.x address.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:gheatly
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Okay, in continuing my quest I've:

-- set up two VLANs 10 and 20
-- assigned an IP address to each of the VLANs ( 10 and 20)
-- bound the respective subnet to the VLANs ( 10 and 20)
-- assigned the VLANs to half the ports each
-- turned on access mode on every port (except the management port)
-- turned the switch's IP routing
-- created a default route to the Time Capsule (ip route
-- did NOT set up VLAN memberships hoping routing will do the trick for VLAN 20 to see the Time Capsule

I plugged the Time Capsule into one of the VLAN 10 ports and o things are fine on VLAN 10 because anything I plug into the respective ports belonging to VLAN 10 gets and IP address from the Time Capsule and has access to the Internet.  All I need to do is set up a static route from VLAN 20 to the IP address of the Time Capsule.  How is that done??  I am okay if all devices on VLAN 20 have to have their network settings configured manually.  Do I assume that when doing so, the gateway address to be configured would be  The question then remains, how to set a static route from VLAN 20 to the Time Capsule.  Can anyone help??
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What is performing vlan routing on your network?

You need to have a router that can communicate on multiple vlans. The Time Capsule cannot do this.

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We are planning on switching out the Time Capsule but for now, I am relying on the PowerConnect 6224 to do as much of the VLAN routing as possible.  Temporary goal is to set network settings on all the devices on the VLAN 20 subnet to static and point them (gateway) to the Time Capsule on VLAN 10.  Right now, I can ping (VLAN 10 address) from VLAN 20 but it goes no further.  How do I set another route in the PowerConnect 6224 to route to the Time Capsule so I can ping it??  Here is my current routing table on the PowerConnect 6224:

Network Address Subnet Mask  Protocol Next Hop Interface  Next Hop Ip Address      vlan10     vlan10     vlan20

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