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Netgear, mac-based VLANs, trunk to L3 switch

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Hello,

We have Cisco and Dell switch back ground, but new to Netgear

We have two (2) Netgear M4100 series switches.

We need to implement source MAC-based VLANs as the devices in the warehouse can change which Ethernet jack they use.

The 10.0.1 Software Admin manual is not very clear on how to configure mac-based VLANs  
http://www.downloads.netgear.com/docs/m4100/enu/202-11161-01/swa.pdf
(4 Steps as shown on pgs 26-29)

Setup:
- printers on VLAN 10
- PCs on VLAN 20
- trunk port from Netgear to L3 switch is port 26

We can get the devices recognized and assigned the correct VLAN by MAC address based on the MAC address table, but we can't get them to route correctly from the Netgear to the L3 switch.

Questions:
 - How do we configure port 26 to be trunk port between Netgear and L3 switch?


Thank you in advance for your help,
-- Bill --
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Hassan,

Thank you for your reply and for the two excellent links (we already had these plus others)

The Netgear MAC-based vlans do not use port assignments nor Radius server but internal Netgear MAC-to-VLAN assignment table. (http://www.downloads.netgear.com/docs/m4100/enu/202-11161-01/swa.pdf, pg 25-28.

The documentation mentions port assignment but this is not reasonable as there are no ports associate with a particular vlan.

Netgear support did confirm the documentation is incorrect and step 2 (CLI) and step 3 (GUI) are not necessary.

Before opening this question, we did set the "trunk port" to the L3 switch to T, Netgear Tagged which resulted in no traffic flowing through the trunk port.

So the question I have is:
       Has anyone been able to get Netgear MAC-based VLANs to work with a L3 switch / router ?  

thanks in advance for your help,
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How to configure Netgear M4100 MAC-based VLANs (Web Interface)

(1) Add VLAN ID
switching -> VLAN page. Basic TAB -> VLAN Configuration. Fill in VLAN id and VLAN name you want to use.
 
(2) Add MAC addresses
- switching -> VLAN page. Advanced TAB -> MAC Based VLAN. Enter MAC address of the warehouse device and the VLAN id of the VLAN is should use.
- repeat for each MAC

(3) Add MAC and VLAN to ports
- switching -> VLAN page. Advanced TAB -> VLAN Membership
       (a)  Set VLAN ID by drop down.
       (b)  Click box left of Unit 1 button until you see a U (this allows the device to be attached to any port.  If for some reason the devices can only be seen on a few ports you can set the ports to U individually)

(4) configure uplink (on same web page)
 - if Single port for uplink - then this port has to be set to T (and not U)
 - if LAG for uplink - then click LAG button to open TAB to show all the LAG IDs and click LAG number until you see a T

Hope this helps,
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by:wmhooper
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No solution was offered. Spent a few days hacking and found the solution.

Command line
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# to setup the VLAN and add the MAC addresses

vlan database
vlan 10,20
vlan name 10 "vlan10"
vlan name 20 "vlan20"
vlan association mac E0:DB:55:D0:6C:BE 20
vlan association mac E0:DB:55:D0:6C:CE 10
exit

# to associate a port with the VLAN
# as you can see, you will have an entry for each port - faster with the Web Interface

interface 0/1
vlan participation include 10,20
exit

interface 0/2
vlan participation include 10,20
exit

                  .... edited ....

interface 0/23
vlan participation include 10,20
exit

interface 0/24
vlan participation include 10,20
exit

# to configure the UP LINK  (using port 25,26 LAG in this example)

interface lag 2
description 'Dell-Netgear'
port-channel load-balance 7
vlan participation include 10,20
vlan tagging 10,20
exit
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