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ZyXEL ES-1552 - removing ports from the default VLAN

Edit: As of January 2015 the ES-1552 has been discontinued.

The ZyXEL ES-1552 is a 48 port 10/100 switch that's become horrifically good value recently, at the time of writing Ebuyer has it in stock for £27 (including delivery.)(Sorry, it's now out of stock and discontinued.) Granted, it's not gigabit, but still - a fully managed, fanless 48 port switch at that price? (And actually, it does have 2 gigabit ports included, so it's really a 50 port switch, and 52 if you include the two SFP slots. Anyway, I digress.)

However, one of the downsides I keep seeing mentioned is that the web interface annoyingly doesn't let you remove ports from the default VLAN, even when the PVID of that port is set to a different VLAN! This would make it practically useless in a VLAN setting, but fortunately there's an easy workaround which I'll document here.

I'll be using Chrome here, but any other browser with similar developer functionality should work just as well. For de…