I have a device that needs to be isolated from broadcast traffic (excess broadcast traffic is causing the device to crash), but the web console on the device still needs to be accessible via a browser. I've purchased a managed switch, created a separate VLAN (let's call it Device VLAN), and associated the port that is physically connected to the device with the Device VLAN. I figured I had taken care of the issue, but I was wrong.
Before associating that port with the Device VLAN, I was able to access the web console on the device, yet after the association I am unable to do the same. I thought maybe I would need to do some port forwarding, but am not finding this as an option for the physical port under the VLAN menus.
I thought this was one advantage of a VLAN - separate from the rest of the network (general-traffic-wise) but still have the ability to access the device directly. Am I wrong? Can someone guide me in the correct direction? The switch purchased is a Netgear GS108T.
A few more details:
- Switch manual (Page 3-10 is VLAN section) http://documentation.netgear.com/gs110tp-gs108tv2/enu/202-10603-02/usermanual.pdf
- I've added port 2 (the physical port the device is connected to) as a tagged member of the Device VLAN (description of Tagged and Untagged memebers are in link above page 3-13).