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how to set up a trunk

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Can anyone tell me how to set up a trunk from a cisco slm2008 to a cisco slm2024 both these switches have web gui.

 
Many Thanks

Andy
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by:Don Johnston
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Under "VLAN Management"/"Port Setting"

Go to the port that you want to be a trunk and in the "Acceptable Frame Type" column, select "Tagged".

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Hi
Have done this on both swtches and still nothing but have just had the most annoying thought, i made my cables using cat5e cable and rj45 plugs my cable from my wireless router works ok as i have internet connection on my computor through my slm2008 switch. so if i wasnt careful when i made my plugs on the other cable i guess thiss could be the problem?

thanks andy
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Since these switches support Auto-MDI, it doesn't matter if you use a straight through of crossover cable between the switches. So I would confirm that your cable is good before going any further.

Do the LED's on the port that the cable is connected to light up?
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No the leds do not light up thats why I think it could be my connections I will try today and let you know.

Many Thanks
Andy
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Sucess!!! it was indeed my shoddy workmanship on the rj45 connectors. Now in order to pass my hdmi through both switches I will

1.Creat Vlans on switch 1
2.Assign relevent ports to Vlans on switch 1
3.Creat Vlans on switch 2 to match switch 1
4.Assign relevent ports to Vlans on switch 2

This should let me pass through my hdmi through both switches ?

What do you think?

Thanks
Andy

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You are correct sir! (insert Ed McMahon impersonation here)
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Many Thanks for your help

Andy
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