Vlan Trunking

kafifi13kafifi13 Posts: 259Member
Guys i have a quick but simple question on this topic. For some reason i'm suddenly hung up on it. I know when passing traffic between two different VLAN's you need at least a Router. Obvisoulsy they are on different subnets. Now what about if i have to switchs. I have VLAN 1 on both Switch 1 and Switch 2 and need to send a broadcast. Does the traffic need to pass through a router since they are on the same VLAN? Or is that what the VLAN Trunk is for and it the traffic goes between both switches?

Thanks for your help.

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member
    No, you only need a router if you're traversing different subnets. You can trunk two switches and pass traffic between them without a router so long as you never leave the same subnet (which means no inter-vlan traffic).

    Just set the two trunked switchports to trunking mode and do a no shut, it's as easy as that.
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  • kafifi13kafifi13 Posts: 259Member
    Sweet thanks man. I had a feeling that was the answer but for some reason i woke up doubting myself..to much studying the last few days.
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member
    No problem, good luck!
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  • iprouteiproute Posts: 269Member
    kafifi13 wrote:
    Sweet thanks man. I had a feeling that was the answer but for some reason i woke up doubting myself..to much studying the last few days.
    I know the feeling icon_cry.gif

    If you have the same VLANs on both switches, you can also connect a crossover cable via an access port on both switches (in the same VLAN) to allow communication across both switches in the connected VLAN. Obviously, the trunk method is a better solution, as you only need one trunk link for all the VLANs, and not a cable for each one.
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  • kafifi13kafifi13 Posts: 259Member
    cool. Thanks Man. Makes more sense.
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