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Is there anyway to connect a PC directly to a trunk link?

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I have a Cisco device interface setup with trunk link (multiple vlans). To test if the Vlan is working as expected, do I have to use a "real" switch with trunk link setup? Is there anyway that I can use a normal PC to test if the Vlan works as expected? Or any software that can simulate the switch?
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by:Netty
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Yes, you can connect a PC to the trunk port.
Look at this discution https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2073360
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On Windows, you on the advanced setting on the network card, ensure that you have enabled the "priority and vlan" option set to enabled. After that you select which vlan you want the PC to be on using the vlan option in the advanced settings

On Linux you could check this out

http://linuxnet.ch/groups/linuxnet/wiki/a0502/Setup_Linux_VLAN__vconfig.html
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Please be aware that not all PC network card chips support 802.1Q vlan tags (like Realtek 8139C based cards). New PCs will usually support it, though.

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