Private VLANs

  • US 7,200,145 B1
  • Filed: 05/05/2004
  • Issued: 04/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating a router, comprising:

  • establishing a first VLAN from a port connected to a shared network to a plurality of user ports, the first VLAN receiving packets from the shared network and transferring them to a designated user port, the first VLAN rejecting packets from the user ports;

    establishing a second VLAN from the plurality of user ports, the second VLAN receiving packets from the user ports and transferring them to the port connected to the shared network, the second VLAN preventing transfer of packets from one of the user ports to other user ports, and the second VLAN also rejecting packets from the shared network, in order to separate packet traffic of different users.

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