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Can you convert a Layer 3 switch to Layer 2?

See how a Layer 3 switch can convert to a Layer 2 switch, in this expert response.

Is it possible to convert a Layer 3 switch to Layer 2? If it is possible, can you explain how?

It is possible. Do not configure any Layer 3 properties by using "no ip routing" in global config. Also, you can do "switch-port mode access" for a particular port to act as Layer 2.

Hope this helps.

-- Sudhanshu

This was last published in September 2007

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