I have a connection to a network service provider with two VLANs on it.
One VLAN has the internet. The service provider has defined a default router and assigned me a subnet of IPs attached to that router for me to use.
The other VLAN is a connection to two remote sites.
(It is set up this way for historical reasons.)
What I really want to do is use the IPs assigned to me on the second VLAN.
So. Is there any reason why I can't:
- untag a port on the internet VLAN
- untag a port on the remote-site VLAN
- turn spanning tree off on those two ports
- connect them together with a crossover cable
...besides the fact that it just looks wrong?
Second part of the question.
Assuming I have a Dell PowerConnect 6224, is there a way to do this "correctly" within the switch without the wrong-looking cable?