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Jeremy_Scheiderer

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Ok, I talked with Linksys and they assured me that the RV042 and RV082 are the same its just the fact that the RV042 only has 4 ports and the 83 has 8. Well I ordered and recieved the RV042 and it doesn't allow me to do VLAN's which is the main reason for buying the router. So anyways, I did some digging around and I was confused when I found a post on Linksys that says if I Telnet into the Router (RV042) then I will be able to VLAN. I did figure out how to telnet into it but I am still having trouble getting the VLAN setup. Linksys top tech support tells me that it still can't be done. If that is the case I asked why can I setup the option during the telnet session and they told me that they can't help with that. So that is why I turn to you guys for help. Please see the link beow to the post on linksys site that says you can telnet into it an setup VLANS.

http://www.linksysin...ead.php?t=54378

Any help on this issue would be greatly appricated.

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have you tried the steps listed in that thread you mentioned? i'm not familiar with the linksys IOS...but to my knowledge it's not TOO far away from the cisco code....the only thing they don't mention there is if you need to create the VLAN first or if the assignment of the port will create the VLAN

what are you trying to accomplish anyway?
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We did try those steps but just got an error. We are trying to seperate a WAP54G from the rest of the network due to the fact that it is public wifi and we don't want the POS system to be seen on the network.

Equipment:
-ISP Modem
-RV042 Router
-WAP54G
-Gateway POS System
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hmm i think alot of the problem is that you got mislead on the RV042....it's quite possible that the device can't actually do anything other than the default VLAN....all (ALL) networking equipment is configured in one way or fashion to be on VLAN 1 (the default VLAN) by default, unless there is a mechanism further down the chain to change that assignment (a VLAN capable switch/router) there are ways to change that on some devices and on some it's not....so i think the info that the guys on that linksys forum found is just suggesting that there's a default VLAN assignment....of course i've never touched an RV042 so i can't claim that as fact

what's the error you get>?
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Thanks for your help on this topic. The information that you gave was followed up by a Linksys Engineer confirming just that. However, just for future reference what would you suggest we use as opposed to the linksys to do VLANS?
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well...any switch or router that's capable of full VLAN support should do the trick

the RV082 claims to do VLANS....
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