using both ports on my Netgear C6230 (modem/router) with a switch


  1. Posts : 63
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    using both ports on my Netgear C6230 (modem/router) with a switch


    I bought a Netgear C6230 modem/router and a Netgear GS108Ev3 switch. The modem/router has two ports numbered 1 and 2. I was thinking I could use 1 for ports 2-4 on the switch and 5 for ports 6-8. The switch can do VLAN which I think means you can assign separate ports (1-8) to separate networks. I was going to use 1-4 for my main system and 5-8 for my NAS. It doesn't work when I set it up like this. Once the second network cable from the modem is plugged in to the switch, I can't find the switch.

    Would I need a separate switch for port 2 from the modem?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails using both ports on my Netgear C6230 (modem/router) with a switch-network.png  
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    @HarryD,

    You need to configure the switch for usage in a VLAN using the Netgear ProSafe Configuration Utility per section 3 of the user guide linked below:

    https://www.downloads.netgear.com/fi...M_23Sept10.pdf
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    Railtech said:
    @HarryD,

    You need to configure the switch for usage in a VLAN using the Netgear ProSafe Configuration Utility per section 3 of the user guide linked below:

    https://www.downloads.netgear.com/fi...M_23Sept10.pdf
    That's what I did but it wasn't working. Not even the Netgear switch discovery tool would find the switch. I'll try again when I get home from work. I'm doing port based because I don't know what 802.1Q is.

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    Here is what the settings look like:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails using both ports on my Netgear C6230 (modem/router) with a switch-vlan.png  
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  4. Railtech's Avatar
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    Well Harry, you need to fully read section 3 of the guide in the link I provided. To set up the switch in the configuration you want requires that you use the Advanced Port Based Vlan Configuration screen. The screenshot you posted is what looks to be the basic configuration screen.
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    I have it working in basic mode as I can see the switch connected to my router.
    I temporarily connect one Drobo to the switch.

    I can't find the Drobo and I can't find the switch using the Netgear switch discovery tool. I know it's because it's on a different network. I'll look at the advanced mode later today.

    I named the part of the switch (ports 5-8) "NAS".
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails using both ports on my Netgear C6230 (modem/router) with a switch-nas.png  
    Last edited by HarryD; 02 Mar 2021 at 16:16.
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