No Interface Speed on WAN ?

  • I have no Interface Speed on my Dashboard / Interfaces Widget for my WAN interface.
    I have a valid IP address. It appears to be working (I am typing this…)
    all my LAN interfaces show 100baseTX / 1000baseT
    But its blank on the WAN.
    It's a TP-Link EP110 Fiber Modem with a 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Port
    Just wondering if that's OK, or is something just not right.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    If its a physical connection it really should be listing the speed its set at.

    So when you go to status interfaces your wan do you see mtu and its ip, etc.. just media is blank?  What about ifconfig?

    media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
    status: active</full-duplex>

  • I have PPPoE WAN and it also does not show any information about speed. I think it's "by design", because there is nothing to show for certain connection types.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Yeah PPPOE not going to show you any sort of speed.

  • Ah, OK. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
    The ISP provided modem was a modem/router combo and so the PPPoE was handled internal and it coughed up a local IP to my router (yuk).
    The new modem is just a modem, so my pfSense router handles the PPPoE handshaking and gets a real Internet IP address.
    That's where I was confusing myself: two difference interface types on my WAN (old v. new)
    Thanks again!

  • @johnpoz:

    Yeah PPPOE not going to show you any sort of speed.

    Actually as I understand ppp speed can be limited and shown according to freebsd documentation for modems, but there is nothing that can be used as speed value for linked ethernet-virtual interfaces, may be only linked physical interface speed.
    Anyway this is just cosmetics and nothing else.

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