Router on a stick is a means of connecting to two or more subnets via a single physical Layer 3 interface using subinterfaces.
- Router on a stick, a.k.a. One armed router or Stub router
- Router on a stick is useful when needing to connect to multiple subnets from a single router port
- Typically this is when you have multiple LAN networks on a router
- The router interface is configured for layer3 using subinterfaces
- The switch interface going to the router is a trunk port that tags the vlans you want to allow to the router
- A native vlan is used on the trunk port to tag any untagged packets
- The switch interfaces going to the PCs are access vlans with the appropriate vlan configured on them
PacketTracer Lab: CCNA-3.4.a-Router-on-a-stick.pkt
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