I bought a 48 port TP-Link JetStream 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switch (T1600G-52TS) because I wanted VLAN and LACP link aggregation (and the price was right). I wanted two VLANs with no complicated tagging, trunking, or DHCP. I just wanted VLAN 1 and VLAN 2 to act like dumb switches. I followed the VLAN instructions in the manual that started on page 153. , but it did not work. Everything looked fine, but I was lost. Luckily a friend with much more experience with switches discovered the instructions lacked necessary instructions. Please be advised this is not a complete walk through – you may need to use the manual in the link above.
- I followed the instructions and went to VLAN > 802.1Q VLAN > Port Config, checked the ports I wanted on the separate VLAN, and gave them the PVID 3. I selected Apply to commit the changes.
- I next went to VLAN > 802.1Q VLAN > VLAN Config and selected Create.
- In the next window, I entered the number of my VLAN (3), gave it a name (test, in this example), I selected the ports (49, 50, 51, 52), and selected Apply.
- I now had three VLANs, but this is where the instructions fail to mention the essential following steps. This was not obvious to a switch novice such as myself and took a friend digging around to figure it out. You need to select the newly created VLAN and remove it from the system VLAN (1). This is under VLAN > 802.1Q VLAN > Port Config > Detail (under VLAN column).
- The next screen allows you to remove this new VLAN from the system VLAN (1). In my example below, I needed to remove VLAN 1, so I clicked on “Remove link.” This needs to be done to each port.
That’s it. Now the VLANs are separate, yet the manual doesn’t show that part or this information is located elsewhere in the manual (but I didn’t see it).
Don’t forget to permanently commit the changes or else these settings will be lost if the switch is rebooted. Just select Save Config and then select OK when you receive the popup.