questions about VLAN usage from networking student

fromfirestowiresfromfirestowires Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
I am a student studying networking and I am trying to understand what situations would dictate the use of a VLAN.  Is there some of you that have a real world example of using a VLAN? (or multiples?)    


  • SpiegelSpiegel Member Posts: 322 ■■■■■□□□□□
    There are lots of reasons for wanting to use VLANs. Especially in an enterprise environment. Security purposes is a big one. Routing traffic to a specific location, like having printers on a specific VLAN send traffic over to the print servers. For device management purposes. 
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  • DCDDCD Member Posts: 473 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Tito separate your traffic and for security. I have one vlan for Data on for Voice on for Access Points and on for credit card machines. It also cut down on your broadcast domain. 
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