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Switches: VLAN



This article describes how to create VLANs using Open Mesh Switches.


  • Open Mesh Switches


Virtual LAN (VLAN) is a Layer 2 configuration that groups together devices to behave as if they were on the same wire. Traffic is tagged with an ID, and subsequent ports on other Open Mesh Switches will only process traffic with that ID.



1. Navigate to Manage -> Switches, and select a switch.

2. Click Port Settings, as seen in Figure 1.


Figure 1: Port settings

3. Select your desired port(s), then click Configure, as seen in Figure 2.


Figure 2: Selecting and configuring a port

4. Click the dropdown to reveal settings for VLANs, as seen in Figure 3.

5. Click Save Switch Settings to save all modified settings.


The following settings for VLANs are available:


Figure 3: VLAN Settings

  • PVID: Allows you to input a VLAN ID that will tag incoming packets.
  • Untagged VLAN: Allows you to input a VLAN ID that. If an incoming packet matches this ID, the switch will strip the packet of its ID when outgoing.
  • Tagged VLANs: Allows you to input a VLAN ID. If an incoming packet matches this ID, the switch will forward this packet to the inputted VLAN.
  • Enable Voice VLAN: Enables the Voice VLAN feature for this port. Read the Voice VLAN article for more information.
- Tagged VLAN IDs 991-994 are defined by default to readily enable roaming VLANs across Open Mesh Access Points.
- Do not remove the PVID or Untagged VLAN ID of 1 for an uplink port, as this is used in the checkin process.

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