Consumer products with baked-in VLAN tagging

Robert Seastrom rs at
Sun Apr 5 02:32:46 UTC 2015

Hi folks,

As you may know if you've played around with recent Apple Airports (Express at least) in bridge mode with "guest network" turned on, they seem to know about 802.1q and have fairly reasonable or at least defensible behavior out of the box - that is to say they move the "native" SSID as untagged, and the "guest" SSID tagged 802.1q VLAN 1003.

This behavior does not appear to be field-modifyable.

So, who else has seen this sort of behavior from other consumer devices, running mixed tagged/untagged VLANs in a non-reconfigurable way?

I'd be grateful for any and all pointers.



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