APU/PFSense 2.3 hangs while booting on VLANs
First and foremost I hope this is the right subforum for this question.
If not, I appologize.
I am trying to install a new APU2 as fw in a network running pfsense 2.3.
Installation went fine and configuring the interfaces and basic settings via the GUI as well.
For the WAN to work I need to use a VLAN (131). When I do this via GUI the connection comes up as expected and I receive an IP over DHCP from the ISP.
However, when I reboot the machine remains unreachable.
Looking via the console I see it is hanging. The last thing it says is:
'Configuring VLAN interfaces…'
Rebooting results into the same.
Now, when I physically remove the WAN cable from the interface, pfsense does boot as expected.
When I plug back in the WAN cable and choose 'assign IP to interface' (or whatever its called) to force a new dhcpreq for my wan it mentions it is saving the WAN config.
This takes longer than I am used to (~15-20sec), but afterwards the interface and connection are UP though. (incl dhcp lease from my isp)
When I reboot the apu2 again, it hangs again like before..
Anyone any clue?
Should I test anything, or ie provide logs, please be so kind to tell me how to collect them for you.
(I am a BSD noob and happy there is a menu in the console and an amazing GUI for further usage) ;-)
Thanks in advance!
Anyone any idea or suggestions what to try/check please?
I am considering trying the latest pre-2.3 version.. would that be a good option?
(not sure what exactly has been changed in 2.3.. Any vulnerabilities to take into account for example?)
canadianllama last edited by
Did you get an answer to this? Having this issue with WAN INTERFACE right now.