Adding or editing VLAN names (Menu)

Use this procedure to add a new VLAN or to edit the name of an existing VLAN.

  1. From the Main Menu, select 2. Switch Configuration —> 8. VLAN Menu … —> 2. VLAN Names

    If multiple VLANs are not configured, you will see a screen similar to the following.

    The default VLAN names screen
  2. Press A (for Add).

    You will be prompted for a new VLAN name and VLAN ID:

    • 802.1Q VLAN ID :
    • Name :
  3. Type a VID (VLAN ID number). This can be any number from 2 to 4094 that is not already being used by another VLAN (the switch reserves 1 for the default VLAN).

    A VLAN must have the same VID in every switch in which you configure that same VLAN. GVRP dynamically extends VLANs with correct VID numbering to other switches; see GVRP .

  4. Press key to move the cursor to the Name field and enter the VLAN name. You can enter up to 12 characters with no spaces. Press Enter.

    Do not use the following characters in VLAN names: @, #:, $, ^, &, *, (, and ).

  5. Press S (for Save).

    The VLAN Names screen appears with the new VLAN listed.

    VLAN Names screen with a new VLAN added
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 to add more VLANs.

    You can add VLANs until you reach the number specified in the Maximum VLANs to support field on the VLAN Support screen. This includes any VLANs added dynamically due to GVRP operation.

Return to the VLAN Menu to assign ports to the new VLAN, as described in Adding or changing a VLAN port assignment (Menu).