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LAG/Port-trunk GS516TP to Auss router on Merlin

dtarin
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LAG/Port-trunk GS516TP to Auss router on Merlin

So I found out the Asus router I have supports port trunking which would allow for more bandwith for wireless clients when doing heavy data transactions on my NAS.   (The NAS is already port trunked to switch via a LAG). 

 

So is the process as straightforward as setting up another LAG for 2 ports and then connecting those to the ASUS router (configured for port trunking)? 

 

Keep in mind I just started learning about LAGs and VLans and all that as part of setting up port trunking for my NAS.  Just want to know if thers something additional I need to set up since now the switch will be link aggregated to a router upstream. 

 

 

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schumaku
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Re: LAG/Port-trunk GS516TP to Auss router on Merlin


@dtarin wrote:

So is the process as straightforward as setting up another LAG for 2 ports and then connecting those to the ASUS router (configured for port trunking)? 


Considering you are talking of these very fast Wi-Fi router like the Asus  GT-AX11000 for example, and you have similar fast AX Wi-Fi clients, it's definitively worth the effort to configure and an LACP LAG.

 

Let us know about your results please.

 

Regards,

-Kurt

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dtarin
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Re: LAG/Port-trunk GS516TP to Auss router on Merlin

I activated a LAG in the switch using LACP.  Did the same on my router.  Connected both ports to the router.  That was it.  I spent more time crimping a ethernet cable of the right length than the time it took to configure.   The port trunking is working just fine. 

 

We'll see how much it helps next time I get a lot of heavy traffic on the wifi accessing my NAS devices. 

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