Feature Proposal : vlan Interface which is unique on physical port - native communication

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eddyshere
eddyshere Posts: 15
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edited December 2023 in USG FLEX H Series

It would be nice if a physical port is bound exclusively to one vlan interface the port could be set to this vlan as native. This would allow to have end devices for which vlan selection is difficult to be connected as well.

As per today if a physical port is exclusively bound to a vlan interface it (as expected) forwards only tagged traffic

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  • PeterUK
    PeterUK Posts: 3,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    edited December 2023
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    I don't see how that could work…the point of VLAN is they are tagged having a interface as a untag VLAN makes no sense why not use the interface as native as in interface type Ethernet?

  • eddyshere
    eddyshere Posts: 15
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    edited December 2023
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    Oh it works but it's a switch feature usually. It's actually noting else that defining a port as access VLAN. (opposed to trunk VLAN).

    The 500h assumes that as soon as a vlan is tied to a port it is a trunk port. I was just saying that it would be a cool feature if the standard behaviour for a port with a single(!) vlan interface bound to it would behave as an VLAN access port.

    I like to use VLAN access ports as it allows connecting for some exotic devices on which setting distinct VLAN on their respective NICS is a headache.

  • jasailafan
    jasailafan Posts: 193  Master Member
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    It seems this function should be handled by switch, not the firewall.