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Creating an Ethernet VLAN

(For use with MI424WR Rev A-D, Firmware 4.0.16.1.56.0.10.11)

This document provides directions for creating a VLAN, and dedicating one Ethernet
port on the MI424WR’s built in switch for its use.

Part 1 – Creating the VLAN Ethernet Interface

1. Login to the BHR and navigate to ‘My Network’ then ‘Network Connections’
2. At the bottom of the ‘Rule Name’ column click the red ‘Add’
3. Select the underlying device, normally, ‘Network (Home/Office)’ and click ‘Next’
4. Assign the VLAN an ID, can be any number between 1 and 4094 and click ‘Next’
5. On the Summary, add a check-mark for ‘Edit the Newly Created Connection’ and
click ‘Finish’
6. On the new connection, at Internet Protocol, select ‘Use the following IP Address’
and enter a LAN IP address for this interface
a. (example) IP Address – 10.0.0.1
b. (example) Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
7. At DNS Server, select ‘Use the following DNS Server Addresses’
a. (example) Primary – 4.2.2.1
b. (example) Secondary – 4.2.2.2
8. At IP Address Distribution, select ‘DHCP Server’
a. (example) Start IP Address – 10.0.0.2
b. (example) End IP Address – 10.0.0.254
c. (example) Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
9. Click ‘Apply’ at the button of the page to save the configuration
10. Back in ‘Network Connections’, select the new rule to edit it, it may be named
‘Ethernet 2’, rename it ‘VLAN x’ (x = the VLAN ID number) if you wish, and click
‘Apply’ to save the change
Part 2 – Dedicating the Ethernet Port on the Switch

11. In ‘Network Connections’ again, click the ‘Advanced’ button


12. In the ‘Network (Home/Office)’ section click ‘Ethernet’ to edit it
13. Click the ‘Settings’ button
14. On ‘4 Ports Ethernet Switch’ select ‘Show’
15. Open and edit the port (1-4) that you want to assign the VLAN to
16. In ‘Port Settings’ change the ‘Ingress Policy’ to ‘Tagged (Add VLAN Header)’
17. In the field ‘Default VLAN ID’ enter the same “VLAN ID” number that was
assigned to the VLAN in Step #4, “Part 1 - Creating the VLAN Ethernet Interface”
18. Click ‘Apply’, and at the warning, click ‘Apply’ again
19. The VLAN ID should be displayed in the ‘PVID’ column for the Ethernet port that
was selected for use by the VLAN
20. Click ‘Apply’ on ‘Configure Ethernet’, then ‘Apply’ for ‘Ethernet Properties’
21. This should leave you at ‘Network Connections’, you are Finished

The VLAN is created and assigned to the specific Ethernet port that was selected. The
switch’s three remaining Ethernet ports will behave as they always have, but any
device connected to the port dedicated to the VLAN, will be on a different network,
and using a different IP address range.

If there is a desire to prohibit traffic between the two networks, rules can be created
in Advanced Filtering (Firewall Settings section) to accomplish this.

Actiontec Technical Support


12/04/2008