@brian-bauer said in Question about trunks:
Sorry if this was asked before didn't see it though...
I think i know what a trunk is but maybe I have it wrong...
They let a VLAN communicate outside the switch
Trunks allow for multiple vlans to use that link between switches. Without trunks, each vlan would need a direct cable to the same vlan on another switch. Trunks allows all the vlans to use it cross over to another switch to access the same vlan..
how do you know when to set up a switch port as an access port and when to set it up as a trunk port ... still a bit unsure
An access port would usually only be setup if the connecting devices are endpoint devices like PCs, workstations, servers, IoT, etc.,
Trunks are links between switches so that multiple vlans can use that single trunk to cross to another switch instead of require each vlan on SW1 to connect to the same vlan on SW2.
or do I have everything mixed up? I really just want to learn networking better mainly cisco so i can finally not be such a network idiot haha
thanks in advance ...itprotv rocks
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