VLAN stands for Virtual Local Area Network. It is pretty much similar to LAN but unlike LAN which used physical connections from one device to another, VLAN uses logical connections. Any device in the world which is connected to the internet can be connected to a VLAN. VLAN acts similarly as a typical LAN. It means that you can connect computers which are actually in different places of the world by making a VLAN and they will act as if they are connected to a LAN. You can transfer files between them, you can setup a Storage area network using VLAN, you can also split large LAN into small VLANs to avoid congestion in the network. Some ISPs also require VLAN to be enabled in your router for the internet connection.
This Linksys Tech Support article will guide you on how to setup VLAN on your Linksys Smart Router.
Follow steps below:
- Open a web browser from the computer which is connected to the router.
- Enter the IP address of the router or go to myrouter.local. Enter the password when prompted to get access to your router’s configuration page.
- Go to Router Settings > Connectivity > VLAN.
- Toggle the VLAN button to enable it.
- Under the Select Profile list, select a profile if your ISP is listed there. If you ISP is not listed, then you need to manually configure it. Ask your ISP for the VLAN ID and enter it in ID field. Select tag and priority for VLAN as you like.
- Click on Apply button to save your settings.
The VLAN is now configured in your router and should now work accordingly.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Linksys Tech Support. Call on Linksys Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.