Each family device has 3 ports:
- ge0 - combo port, depends on physical connection type can be Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T or SFP Port 1000BASE-X (to specify the connection type see "Wired interface" section on the Dashboard);
- radio - internal radio interface;
- mgmt - internal interface for device management.
Only ge0 interface is available to configure. The following parameters can be changed:
- Status: enabled/disabled.
- Duplex: duplex mode, "auto" is by default.
- Description: arbitrary text description.
Enable/disable prioritization strategy. Unit will recognize the 802.1p tags in Ethernet frame headers. Based on these tags priorities will be autlomatically assigned to the frames when they are sent over the radio interface. After transmission over radio interface frames with tags are sent to Ethernet. Priorities may be adjusted manually if a VLAN based switching is enabled.
VLAN based switching
VLAN based switching allows to create list of allowed VLANs and their handling on the unit switch plane. If VLAN based switching is enabled but no VLANs are added, device ports will allow untagged traffic only. Each entry of list establishes the relationship between VLAN ID and ports VLAN modes. "VLAN 1" is created by default and could not be deleted, it's enough to set all interfaces to "off" mode to disable it.
VLAN tag in range from 1 to 4095. May be set in a few ways, examples:
|Description||Arbitrary text description.|
|Priority||Allows to set the priority of a specific VLAN according to 802.1p ranging from 0 to 7, where 0 - the lowest priority level, 7 - the highest, the QoS support function must be enabled.|
VLAN mode should be set for each of network ports. Mode determines the way which VLAN tagged network packets will be handled by switch. There are three ports modes:
Allows to configure the traffic transfer between the network ports of the device. Configuration is performed visually using switches. The green switch indicates allowed connections, the red one - denied.
Traffic flow between ports is performed in accordance with VLAN modes set, if the VLAN based switching is enabled.