After a VLAN has been routed, all front and back-end traffic travels through the Network Gateway. At any time, the Gateway Appliance may be bypassed so traffic will return to the front and back-end customer routers (FCR and BCR). Bypassing a VLAN allows the VLAN to remain associated to the Network Gateway. If the VLAN should no longer be associated with the Gateway Appliance, refer to Disassociate a VLAN from a Network Gateway. Follow the steps below to bypass Gateway routing for a VLAN.
- Access the Gateway Appliance Details screen in the Customer Portal. Refer to Access the Gateway Appliance Details Screen.
- Locate the desired VLAN in the Associated VLANs section.
- Select Bypass VLAN from the Actions drop down menu.
- Click the Yes button to bypass the Gateway. Click the No button to cancel the action.
What Happens Next
After bypassing the Network Gateway, all front and back-end traffic will be routed through the FCR and BCR associated with the VLAN. The VLAN will remain associated with the Gateway Appliance and may be routed back to the Gateway Appliance at any time.