Decorating Home Network: Router, Switch, VLANs, and a Touch of Fun!


Welcome to the another exciting blog of Hungry SysAdmin, on jazzing up your home network with Cisco router, Switch, VLANs, and a sprinkle of fun! Let's dive into making your network setup exciting!

Virtual Diagram for Our Scenario


Imagine you have your ISP's router at home, eager to connect to the digital world. We've got some IP addresses and VLAN IDs waiting to party. Let's make networking fun!


- ISP Home Router

- Cisco Router

- Switch supporting VLANs

- Ethernet Cables

- Your devices ready to connect

Set up Connections :

Connect your ISP's router to the Cisco router using an Ethernet cable. Then Cisco Router to VLANs supporting Switch. It's like introducing old friends at a party!

Cisco Router Setup

Let's give your Cisco router some personality. Access its command-line interface and let the magic begin!

Router> enable

Router# configure terminal

Add IP addresses to interfaces:

Router(config)# interface GigabitEthernet0/0

Router(config-if)# ip address

Router(config-if)# no shutdown

Create VLANs for our digital guests:

Router(config)# interface GigabitEthernet0/1.10

Router(config-subif)# encapsulation dot1Q 10

Router(config-subif)# ip address

Router(config-subif)# no shutdown

Enable inter-VLAN routing:

Router(config)# ip routing

Switch Configuration

Time to make our switch feel special! Let's make it happen in the switch's CLI:

Switch> enable

Switch# configure terminal

Create VLANs to organize our guests:

Switch(config)# vlan 10

Switch(config-vlan)# name Guest_VLAN

Assign switch ports to VLANs:

Switch(config)# interface GigabitEthernet0/1

Switch(config-if)# switchport mode access

Switch(config-if)# switchport access vlan 10

Now, connect and turn on your devices and let's see if they're ready to mingle! Test connections and make sure the digital dance floor is open!

Antim Sabdaharu:

Congratulations! You've spiced up your home network with Cisco router, switch and VLANs! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your devices dance through the digital cosmos. Remember, networking can be both simple and exciting! So go ahead, let your home network shine brightly! 

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