VLAN's - same range, same gateway, can clients communicate with each other?

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We have 2x Netgear FSM7352S Layer 3 switches, my plan was to create 10 VLAN's in the same range, e.g. 192.168.1.x, all pointing to the same gateway,, the intention for creating VLAN's was for security, so each VLAN is isolated and cannot see eachothers shares etc.

My question is, since they are using the same gateway does that mean all clients will be able to see eachother as the router will route between the VLAN's automatically?

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you will be unable do that thing.
in terms of cisco this is called private vlans and is rather sophisticated algorithm

each client (port) is put in it's own vlan and ip address (gw for clients) is configured on "parent" vlan.
as a result, all PCs share the same subnet, are unable to see each other, bet can go to the internet.

in case of netgears, you hardly be able to implement such thing, because you can't assign the same IP address to multiple vlans.

PCs configured with for example /24 mask will never go to the router (unless there is more specific static route) to find PCs from the same /24 range.


Hmm, sorry I must be being stupid but I dont quite understand ...!

sorry, most likely I was writing in a haste.

so once again. you can't do what you are trying to do, because you can't assigned the same IP address on the switch for all 10 vlans.

feature you are trying to implement is called in Cisco terms: private vlans

for netgear you can use only single subnet per vlan.
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My Friend Corp_Jones :
I will give you brief about VLANs and if you need more help don’t hesitate to tell me:
If you want to create 10 VLAN, you should Create 10 VLAN with different subnet like this
VLAN 1: Network ID 192.168.1.X /24
VLAN 2: Network ID 192.168.2.X /24
VLAN 3: Network ID 192.168.3.X /24 and so on
Then configure which Ports belong to which VLAN for example:
Port 1 on switch belong to VLAN 2 and Port 2 on the same switch belong to VLAN 3
Then make Routing between ALL VLANs (using Router / L3 Switch) this issue gives full routing between VLANs
Then Apply RACL (Routing Access List) to make some restriction between VLANs for Example:
VLAN 1 Can reaches only VLAN 2 and VLAN 3
VLAN 3 can reach all VLANS
Note: all PCs / Host on the same VLAN can communicate with each other
If   u wants to give   some restriction in the same VLAN you should Apply VACL (VLAN ACL)
For example:
Pc1 on VLAN 2 cannot ping Pc2 in VLAN2.

Good Luck

Dear Corp_Jones :

check this file too its explanation about PVLAN ( Private VLAN)

Good Luck


Hmm, I'll have a play and write back

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