Consumer products with baked-in VLAN tagging

Dave Taht dave.taht at
Wed Apr 8 17:58:12 UTC 2015

On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 3:59 AM, Nick Hilliard <nick at> wrote:
> On 05/04/2015 03:32, Robert Seastrom wrote:
>> 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.

I do wish they had bufferbloat-fighting queue managment on the ISP
side, it is otherwise
pretty good hardware.

Do they also supply that vlan to the ethernet?

How is their ipv6 with comcast?

> Didn't know about that trick.
> I'm going to immediately enable vlan 1003 on the cisco switch that my
> express is connected to.
> Nick

Dave Täht
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