Vlan access issue

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gpfede

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Hi, i hope some can help me with this problem,well here i go,

i have two vlans connected to cisco 2950 switches, and the connection between the switchs is made with a wireless link, in order to interconect both vlans the ports of the switchs connected to the wireless radio are configured as trunking, so far so good, basically this is the topology:

Vlan A -->Switch --> radio - - - - (Wireless link) - - - - radio<-- Switch <--Vlan B

Now, i want to manage the wireless link, hence, access the radio config but the radios do not support 802.1q (vlans) so when i, for example, try to ping any of the radios they pass the packet to the switch because is tagged with a vlan that they dont "understand", so i need to make the swiths remove this tag and pass the packet back to the radio, anyone knows how to do this?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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2 different VLANs dont you need a layer 3 device to communicate between the 2? just my 2 cents.
 
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jason2713 said:
2 different VLANs dont you need a layer 3 device to communicate between the 2? just my 2 cents.
Yes. Unless you're just trying to create two disparate networks.

Regardless, multiple VLan's won't work across a wireless bridge that doesn't know how to handle 802.1q frames.

To do it you would have to trick with GRE tunnels (layer 3, won't work), or MPLS VRF lite tag switches. (again, won't work.)

Another thing to note, 802.1q across 802.11 = hideous.
 
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