CCDTT Lab – Configuring Per-Interface Inter-VLAN Routing

Lab – Configuring Per-Interface Inter-VLAN Routing


Part 1: Build the Network and Configure Basic Device Settings

Part 2: Configure Switches with VLANs and Trunking

Part 3: Verify Trunking, VLANs, Routing, and Connectivity


Background / Scenario

Legacy inter-VLAN routing is seldom used in today’s networks; however, it is helpful to configure and understand this type of routing before moving on to router-on-a-stick (trunk-based) inter-VLAN routing or configuring Layer-3 switching. Also, you may encounter per-interface inter-VLAN routing in organizations with very small networks. One of the benefits of legacy inter-VLAN routing is ease of configuration. In this lab, you will set up one router with two switches attached via the router Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Two separate VLANs will be configured on the switches, and you will set up routing between the VLANs. Note: This lab provides minimal assistance with the actual commands necessary to configure the router and switches. The required switch VLAN configuration commands are provided in Appendix A of this lab. Test your knowledge by trying to configure the devices without referring to the appendix. Note: The routers used with CCNA hands-on labs are Cisco 1941 Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) with Cisco IOS, Release 15.2(4)M3 (universalk9 image). The switches used are Cisco Catalyst 2960s with Cisco IOS, Release 15.0(2) (lanbasek9 image). Other routers, switches and Cisco IOS versions can be used. Depending on the model and Cisco IOS version, the commands available and output produced might vary from what is shown in the labs. Refer to the Router Interface Summary Table at the end of this lab for the correct interface identifiers. Note: Make sure that the routers and switches have been erased and have no startup configurations. If you are unsure, contact your instructor.


Required Resources

  • 1 Router (Cisco 1941 with Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)M3 universal image or comparable)
  • 2 Switches (Cisco 2960 with Cisco IOS Release 15.0(2) lanbasek9 image or comparable)
  • 2 PCs (Windows 7, Vista, or XP with terminal emulation program, such as Tera Term)
  • Console cables to configure the Cisco IOS devices via the console ports
  • Ethernet cables as shown in the topology


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