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Question about VLANs with SonicWALL TZ210/SonicPoint Ni

Hello!

I'm trying to set up a configuration in which I have a SonicPoint at one end of a building connected to a series of switches that ultimately leads to a SonicWALL at the other end of the building.  SonicWALL has told me that I'll need to use VLANs to achieve this.  They want me to configure a chain of traffic (SonicWALL ---> switch 1 ---> switch 2 ---> switch 3 ---> SonicPoint) where VLAN 2 is tagged and another dummy VLAN (I've used 5) is untagged.  Here's my concern - all regular network traffic is passed over the default VLAN (1), and this is currently untagged on all ports on all switches.  If I change the connection between the switches to VLAN 5, will this affect normal network traffic?

Thanks in advance!
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amatson78Sr. Security EngineerCommented:
Depending on how the SonicWALL is configured wireless traffic would be on VLAN 2 and the Sonicpoint management traffic would be on VLAN 5. If the SonicWALL is setup to route traffic and security zones are correct the wireless on VLAN 2 will be able to talk to normal LAN traffic with the SonicWALL handling the routing.

Cheers,
Alan
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MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
I tried the configuration suggested by SonicWALL, but I ended up disrupting normal network traffic.  Per a colleague, I tried tagging all VLAN 2 traffic across the network and untagging VLAN 1 (the default VLAN).  That did the trick.
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MasterComputingAuthor Commented:
Received this tip from a colleague which worked.
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