The 945U-E and 245U-E Ethernet Modems are now VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) compliant and capable of passing VLAN tagged frames by default. VLAN bridging and Routing Modes are also available which will facilitate a number of different VLAN topologies.
VLAN is a way of splitting a network into groups that could extend beyond a single traditional LAN to groups of LANs each identified with a different VLAN ID (VID).
Enabling VLAN’s will allow the module to facilitate a number of possible VLAN topologies such as:
- Segregating a wireless network into multiple virtual networks
- Function as the wireless backbone on a VLAN trunk and priority handling
- Bridging allows tags to be applied for non-VLAN host devices
- Define multiple virtual networks