A VLAN or Virtual LAN is a custom network created from one or more existing LANs.
It enables groups of devices from multiple networks (both wired and wireless) to be combined into a single logical network.
The result is a virtual LAN that can be administered like a physical LAN.
Because VLANs can be configured on the local device AND InControl take note of the following:
- VLANs defined on a device but not on InControl are “device managed”. InControl will not manage them.
- VLANs defined on both a device and InControl are “InControl managed”, which means that:
- InControl will control their Name, Inter-VLAN Routing option, and Captive Portal settings.
- Their IP settingswill be kept intact.
- When a VLAN is removed from InControl, it will be removed from the device as well.
- If a VLAN gets defined on InControl but not yet on the device, it will be defined on the device as well. Its
- IP address will follow the Default IP Address setting.
The Default VLAN is the VLAN which all Access Ports are assigned to until they are explicitly placed in another VLAN. … Typically, this VLAN is only relevant on an Access (untagged) ports port, which is a port that sends and expects to receive traffic without a VLAN tag.