VLAN is a broadcast domain that is separated within a network location at the data link layer. The VLANs work by applying tags to the network frames and handling the tags in network systems. The Virtual Local Area Network(VLAN) allows the network administrators to a select group of hosts altogether, even when the hosts are not connected to the same network switch. The VLAN membership can be configured through the router software, and these members can significantly benefit from the network design and interface for Router Vlan configuration.  

Here are the directions to configure the VLAN settings in a router:

  • STEP : 1 You can determine the IP you want to add to the VLAN interfaces in the switch.Only if the VLAN interface has the IP addresses, the switch would be able to route the requests to those VLAN IP addresses.
  • STEP : 2 Launch your computer and open the default browser.
  • STEP : 3 In the address bar, enter the router’s IP address and enter the username and passwordwhen prompted.
  • STEP : 4 The default credentials for any router is :
  • STEP : 5 Username- admin
  • STEP : 6 Password- password (lowercase)
  • STEP : 7 Click login to gain access to the router settings window for Router Vlan configuration.
  • STEP : 8 You will see several tabs on the top corner of the screen, select the Routing tab, and click the Enabled radio buttonin the settings.
  • STEP : 9 Select Switching tab, VLAN > Basic > VLAN Configuration.
  • STEP : 10 Form a static VLAN by adding a VLAN IP and the VLAN name from the VLAN type menu,and select STATIC.
  • STEP : 11 Click Add button and the new VLAN is now added to the configuration.
  • STEP : 12 Navigate to the Routing tab and Select VLAN > VLAN Routing.
  • STEP : 13 Enable the VLAN that you created a few steps ago, and assign the IP address and the subnetmask from the VLAN menu.
  • STEP : 14 Click the checkbox of the VLAN just created.
  • STEP : 15 Type the IP address you want to assign to the VLAN routing interface in the IP address field.
  • STEP : 16 Type the subnet mask you want to assign to the VLAN routing interface in the Subnet mask field.
  • STEP : 18 Enter 1500 in the IP MTU field. (1500 is the default MTU Size)
  • STEP : 19 Click the Add button.
  • STEP : 20 Now, the VLAN interface will be added to the configuration and will become active.
  • STEP : 22

Follow the directions in order to perform Router Vlan configuration.