I just got a new Lenovo ThinkSwitch NE1032 with some 1G sfp. I have already created two VLANs called FE and BE that have the following IDs: 2,3. I have managed to assign an IP subnet to both of them, 10.10.10.X/24 for the VLAN 1 and 10.10.11.X/24 for VLAN 2 and I was looking to connect them through a gateway. Does anyone know how to create a gateway and connect two VLANs on that kind of switch ?


  • The gateway for each VLAN is the IP address on the VLAN interface.
    – Ron Maupin
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 19:14
  • Hi, thanks for your answer. I will try it out later! Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 20:05

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These are very capable Layer 3 switches (ie, they contain a router in the same box) and have an 800-page manual which really it's wise to at least skim.

This should get you going, however ...

You enable routing with

ip route

You create virtual interfaces in the two VLANs with whatever addressing you choose:

interface vlan 2
  ip address /24

interface vlan 3
  ip address /24

You won't need to add any routes because you'll have interface routes between those two VLANs.

  • HI, thank you for your clear explanation of VLANs, i will try to redo my VLANs using your commands. Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 20:06
  • If any answer helps, please mark it as "accepted"
    – jonathanjo
    Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 9:15

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