Hi,

My apologies if this question sounds a bit stupid....

I've got 6 PCs(ubuntu) plugged into a DELL switch-5424 and am using IPs

192.168.1.4
192.168.1.5
...
...
192.168.1.9

IP of the switch - 192.168.1.2

Now I intend to create Vlans on the switch...can i group
192.168.1.4, 192.168.1.5,192.168.1.6 -into vlan 2 and
192.168.1.7, 192.168.1.8,192.168.1.9 -into vlan 3
will this work or do i have to use subnetting???

for test purpose,i created a vlan on the switch,added port 13 to it and plugged one of the PCs into that port....but when i do that i cant ping the switch anymore....
When i choose any port other than 13,its back to normal n i can ping tghe switch...
what could be wrong here?

Cheers
David

If you are going to use vlans you'll have to subnet, each vlan gets a different default gateway. As I'm not familiar with the dell switch, I don't know if it handles routing for you as well...meaning does it let you set the ip address of the vlan on the switch? If not, you'll need to configure your uplink port to pass traffic for the additional vlans as well and set the vlan default gateway on your router device. Hope this makes sense.