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The Linksys SRW2024 initially appears to be a little strangled in functionality – the browser based configuration doesn’t work in Linux/Firefox for example, and the command line menu doesn’t allow for extended configuration.  I was actually on the cusp of sending the device back (I don’t really want to have to use a Windows VM to be able to configure a switch), but it turns out there is an option to get into a lightweight IOS style command line interface…

First, connect to the device using the supplied serial cable and Minicom.  The settings for the device need to be 38400 8N1 and flow control needs to Off (contrary to the documentation on the Linksys website!)

When logged in, configure the IP address and turn on SSH management for ease of configuration – change the password from the default (admin/blank).

Next, log in using ssh, and once logged in, hold CTRL+Z, then type lcli.

To create a VLAN:

# configure
(config)# vlan database
(config-vlan)# vlan 993 (enter your VLAN ID of choice here)
(config-vlan)# end

You should now have the VLAN of 993.

This can be verified using the

#show vlan

To assign ports to VLANs:

# configure
(config)# interface range ethernet g21-24
(config-if)# switchport access vlan 993
(config-if)# end

To check,

# show interfaces switchport ethernet g1
# show interfaces switchport ethernet g21

Hope this helps someone….


  1. Thank you very much! Exactly what I was looking for.

  2. Thanks, I couldn’t figure out how to do `switchport access vlan #` through the web interface on the Linksys SRW. Plus the web interface was dog slow and wouldn’t run in anything but IE…bleh.

  3. how to view in srw2024 like “show ip arp” in cisco catalyst?

  4. Hi,

    Right now I am using a Linksys switch model SRW224G4, work very good in command line version but I am not finding how to run (copy running-config startup-config).

    Can you help me ?

    Thenk you !

    • Hi Geron

      Sorry for the late reply – WordPress spam means I missed your comment!!

      There is no need to copy running-config startup-config on these devices – they write to mem automatically…

      The “cisco-esque” functionality just makes the couple of these I manage a lot easier to work with 🙂


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