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Rajiv Dodderi
Occasional Visitor

VLAN Routing Problem

I have 2650 series switches and in a mess trying to configure VLAN routing.


VLAN1 - Infra VLAN
VLAN2 - Project1
VLAN4 - Rest of Organization

VLAN1 should be able to talk to VLAN2,3 & 4 and vice versa since the infra VLAN will have the router, Domain controllers etc

VLAN2 ,3 and 4 should not be able to talk to each other.

I have been trying this on a single physical switch by segreggating the ports and unable to successfully route between the VLANs.

Is this scenario possible without having to buy a router?

Note* I have a single physical network.

Eventually I will have 5 2650 48 port switches catering to 240 LAN points altogether.
Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: VLAN Routing Problem


The 2650 can easily route between its Vlans without any problems.

Usually, for a Vlan has internet connectivity (Vlan1 i assume in your case), a default route command should be entered on the 2650 switch global configuration, and on the router side, you should add 3 Static routes to your Vlan2,3 and 4 (Route Back).
Example, if you have 4 Vlans with these IP addresses,

In your case, Vlan1 has the router and Servers ...., so if this router for internet or WAN connectivity, add the following static routes:

ip route
ip route
ip route

or you can summarize:
ip route

This will guarantee your route back, but, say you disconnected this router from the 2650, and you want simple to route between a station on Vlan4 and another on Vlan3, then you should be able to do that when you enable routing on the 2650 switch.

Good Luck !!!
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Matt Hobbs
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Re: VLAN Routing Problem

With the 2600 Series you will not be able to achieve this goal: "VLAN2 ,3 and 4 should not be able to talk to each other."

Usually you would do this through ACL's which the 2600 does not support, or source-port filtering - which does not work on the 2600 when using routing.

I would recommend you look into something like the 5300xl as your core switch instead.

Rajiv Dodderi
Occasional Visitor

Re: VLAN Routing Problem

Thanks for letting me know.Can I achieve the same scenarion by placing a firewall between the VLAN ? or another switch which can act as a router and also have ACL ?

we have already purchased 5 of these switches and re investing in new switches may not go well with the execs.

What other alternatives do I have ?

Thanks in Advance.
Rajiv Dodderi
Occasional Visitor

Re: VLAN Routing Problem

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