This information is provided as a quick setup guide for configuring VLANs on a Managed Netgear Switch

1. Unpack the switch(es) and connect them to your LAN.

2. Download the Netgear Swtich Discovery Tool (NSDT) –

3. By default, the Netgear switch will start at internal DHCP You can use the webadmin to change the IP. The GUI manager will make you change the admin password after the first sign-in. The default password is password.

4. Per our setup using the GS105Ev2, navigate to the VLAN tab, then to the 802.1Q sub-tab. Enable VLAN Advanced Configuration.

4a. Enter your new VLAN ID. In our example we added VLAN 10.

4b. Under VLAN Membership, we set port 3 to VLAN 10 and Untagged. Always set end devices like workstations to untagged. And we set port 5 to VLAN 10 and Tagged it since it will be a trunk that will be passing both VLAN 1 and VLAN 10 traffic. Remove port 3 from VLAN 1 (you’ll get an error about the PVID, once that’s done, this step is available).

4c. Under Port PVID, make sure to explicitly set the VLAN for all untagged ports. Trunks can be left at Native VLAN1.

4d. Confirm everything looks correct under VLAN Configuration (See screenshot below). Port 3 is VLAN 10 and Port 5 is our Trunk port (VLAN 1 and VLAN 10)

Download Netgear VLAN Guide –


Pardon our brevity. These instructions are for our internal techs.