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What are the recommended VLAN settings?

Implementing VLANs to deploy our service provides several network benefits as it groups network users and devices that share common traits. Learn what we recommend for the settings.

Benefits of VLAN implementation

Option Description
Network Segmentation The network typically runs more efficiently, and some LAN issues will stay localized to VLANs.
QoS Can have a unique configuration for a specific VLAN.
Policy-Based Routing Unique policy-based routes can be configured differently on specific VLANs.
Gateway Routing VLANs can be used to route VoIP traffic through our gateway, if one is in use.

VLAN settings

We provision all our handsets with the manufacturer’s default VLAN settings. Most vendors have CDP and LLDP enabled by default. There are three methods that you can use to assign a handset to the desired VLAN:

Option Description
CDP Cisco Discovery Protocol
LLDP Link Layer Discovery Protocol
Manual Manually setting the VLAN ID on the handset.
Article last updated: 22 April, 2022