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I need to deliver 192.168.80.x and 192.168.90.x to the 250 meters distance between multiple  buildings. I have 2x CAT6 backbone cables (I don't have fibre).
I already have created vlan in PowerConnect 6224 and its working fine. PowerConnect 2848 swicthes are in unmanaged mode at the moment.

My question is, how should I configure the PowerConnect 2848 swicthes to run both backbone cables and vlans accross the network on the same switches?
If you could give some how to details via web management that would be much appreciated.
I just drafted a drawing below.
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You need to convert your 2848's into managed mode.

It doesn't look like the switches support trunk ports, so you'll have to use one backbone cable for each VLAN.

Use this guide to assist you:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.dell.com%2Fsupport%2Fedocs%2Fnetwork%2Fpc28xx%2Fen%2Fug%2Fpdf%2Fug_en.pdf&ei=wYsAUZTPKOXk2QWT2oEo&usg=AFQjCNHF1y--aP-kbhomwSUn1rs_l7Lq-w
(I'm on my mobile, can't get the direct link, but the above will direct you to the Dell doc)

Lets say your networks are on VLAN 10, and 11. Let's also imagine the cables are connected as:
Port 23 on 6224 to port 1 on 2848 bldg A
Port 24 on 6224 to port 2 on 2848 bldg A

Port 47 on 2848 bldg A to port 1 2848 bldg B
Port 48 on 2848 bldg A to port 2 2848 bldg B

So on the 6224 configure, port 23 as VLAN 10. Same for port 1 on 2848 bldg A, configure as VLAN 10

Port 24 on 6224 as VLAN 11, and port 2 on 2848 bldg A as VLAN 11.

Now bldg A has connectivity to both VLANS. You should now be able to assign your ports to the different networks/vlans.

For bldg B, just repeat the process.
Port 47 bldg A and port 1 bldg B, config as VLAN 10
Port 48 bldg A and port 2 bldg B, config as VLAN 11
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Thanks for the details. I will schedule a task within a couple of weeks for this. If I need further help I will open another question.

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