What is Access Port in Switch? – The Access Port is the most commonly used port on switches. All the computers on the network are connected to the Access Ports on the Switch.
What is Access Port in Switch?

What is Access Port in Switch?

What is Access Port in Switch?

The Access Port on the Switches is normally used to connect devices such as computers and printers.

When configuring VLANs on Cisco Switches, any interface is assigned to the VLAN created. After you assigned Cisco Switch ports as members of VLANs, we need to adjust the port mode.

All computers connected to the Cisco Switch are configured as Access Ports. The connection between Switch and computer means Access Port.

If you add another Switch to the network environment, you need to configure the ports connected to the Switch from the Switch as a TRUNK connection.

An interface configured as an Access Port can provide access to only one VLAN.

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Configuring Access Port on Cisco Switch

To configure Cisco Switch Access Port settings, enter the Cisco Switch CLI command prompt and then enter the commands on the port to be configured as Access Port.

To configure Cisco Switch interfaces on the Cisco Packet Tracer as Access Ports and to assign Access Ports to VLANs, create a network topology as shown in the following image.

Once you created the network topology on the Packet Tracer, click on Cisco Switch0 and execute the following commands to assign PC1 to VLAN5.

Switch0# conf t
Switch0(config)# interface fastethernet 0/2
Switch0(config-if)# switchport mode access
Switch0(config-if)# switchport access vlan 5
Switch0(config-if)# end
Switch0# wr

Switchport Mode Access = We configured the Cisco Switch interface to which the computer named PC1 in the network topology is connected to the Access Port.

Switchport Access VLAN 5 = We created a computer named PC1 in the network topology and created VLAN5.

What is Access Port in Switch?

Click on the Cisco Switch1 on the network topology and configure the Fa0/1 interface to which PC2 is connected. After configuring the Cisco Switch Fa0/1 interface as an Access Port, you must be a member of PC2 computer VLAN5.

You can apply the following commands.

Switch1# conf t
Switch1(config)# interface fastethernet 0/1
Switch1(config-if)# switchport mode access
Switch1(config-if)# switchport access vlan 5
Switch1(config-if)# end
Switch1# wr

What is Access Port in Switch?

To understand Native VLANs working logic, you can read the article called “What is Native VLAN in Networking?“.

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  Final Word

What is Access Port in Switch? – Access Ports are usually used when connecting computers, printers or other devices. Note that Access Ports can only pass a single VLAN. The next topic is Trunk Ports.

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