Cisco Vlans

Hi there,

I have a quesitons regarding VLANS... can I setup one switch to have 2 vlans
and join it to a network that only hasnt been setup..

Why I am asking I need to setup wireless AP's to have the ability to swap between vlans.

That is only the cisco AP's.. and what I will do is connect only the cisco AP"s to this switch that has the VLAN's attached to it..

Is this possible..
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TMekeelCommented:
Yes, the native vlans must match on the trunk and AP.
Which equipment (switch and ap) are you using.
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AntonInfAuthor Commented:
Hi there,

I have a cisco 2500 switch, so it is possible to configure vlans on one switch
to put thpse cisco AP's on. and we dotn need to configure the whole network..

if this is true then wow i am excited..

if possible is it easy to configure..
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
I have a quesitons regarding VLANS... can I setup one switch to have 2 vlans
and join it to a network that only hasnt been setup..
There is insufficient information to answer this question.  For example, if you create two VLANs on a switch and then connect it to an existing network that is not configured, then the two VLANs will not be able to communicate with anything past this new switch. The devices on these two VLANs will also not be able to communicate with anything other than the VLAN they a member of

Why I am asking I need to setup wireless AP's to have the ability to swap between vlans.

That is only the cisco AP's.. and what I will do is connect only the cisco AP"s to this switch that has the VLAN's attached to it..
This is somewhat confusing.
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AntonInfAuthor Commented:
so for question one... we cannot have the 2 vlans on the one switch to communicate
to the current network...

The reason is... we have our AP's configured to an open security without encryption..

as the AP's are configured if you want encryption and you want to change the RF units without any down time and slowly... when they become free..

You need the AP's to be able to change from open to encruption without issues..

you can have this working if you have vlans working... but with one vlan... you can either have one of the other... open or encryption..

if we change it to encryption you will need to change all RF units all at once...

our wireless is all atonomous... and we are not getting any wireless controllers in the near future...

But think if we can have 2 vlans on one swtich and connect it to the current network... I thought maybe this is possible..
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AntonInfAuthor Commented:
at the ned , i couldnt do what I needed due to changing all the devices
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