newbie: cisco vlan newbie question

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Guest, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I have a router 1721 router with 2 WAN Interface Cards (WICs) and 1 buildin

    1) Ethernet0 = is connected to a TV cable modem (for internet browsing
    etc..) and gets it's ip address from a dhcp server

    2) fastethernet0 =
    This ethernet is connected to a third-party switch (from TRENDNET) where I
    have my home network connected: /
    All PCs get there ip address from a dhcp server running on the cisco router.

    I have bought a WIC-4ESW Cisco 4-Port Fast Ethernet Switch WAN Interface
    Which are:
    3) fastethernet1
    4) fastethernet2
    5) fastethernet3
    6) fastethernet4

    I would like to connect a PC to fastethernet1 (from WIC-4ESW ) with an ip
    address of
    a) The pc (with IP should be able to ping any host on the
    b) The pc (with IP should be able to ping any host on the
    c) The network should be able to ping the host

    How do I have to configure the vlan stuff etc....?
    Unfortunately I have no experience and no idea how to do a vlan
    So "any" help (links, books etc) would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Guest, Jun 2, 2004
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    And how do VLANs figure into this?????
    Guest, Jun 4, 2004
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  3. Hi, VLAN configuration is not needed in your scenario.

    Pedro Gil Morales, Jun 6, 2004
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thx for answering
    When I try to give the port an ip address, I get:

    ip address
    % IP addresses may not be configured on L2 links.

    So I think I need to configure vlans?!

    % IP addresses may not be configured on L2 links.
    Guest, Jun 7, 2004
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