Multiple port-based VLANs

In the following example, routing within the switch is disabled (the default). Thus, communication between any routable VLANs on the switch must go through the external router. In this case, VLANs W and X can exchange traffic through the external router, but traffic in VLANs Y and Z is restricted to the respective VLANs.

VLAN 1(the default) is present but not shown. The default VLAN cannot be deleted from the switch, but ports assigned to other VLANs can be removed from the default VLAN. If internal (IP) routing is enabled on the switch, then the external router is not needed for traffic to move between port-based VLANs.

A switch with multiple VLANs configured and internal routing disabled