SG-3100 I/O Lights



  • Ok - very basic, but I can't find it anywhere.  What exactly do the I/O port lights indicate?  My WAN has the left light blinking, while LAN has blinking left light and solid right light.  Status on the dashboard looks correct.




  • Hi there - any clarification would be appreciated.  I do understand that the blinking light indicates activity and generally the solid light would indicate the connection type by color.  Usually I assume green to be 1GB. I don't know why there is not a connection light on the WAN.

    Apologies if I have missed something obvious, but I have reviewed the forum, the Wiki, SG-3100 manual and even tried looking on the Marvell site for info on the switch.  AFIAK there is no industry standard, hence my question.



  • @newberger:

    I do understand that the blinking light indicates activity and generally the solid light would indicate the connection type by color.  Usually I assume green to be 1GB. I don't know why there is not a connection light on the WAN.

    On some switches (Netgear for example) the connection type is not indicated by color, but rather by the state of the LED. It is on for 1GBit/s and off for 100Mbit/s.



  • Thanks for the correction.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The LED behavior for the WAN and OPT1 ports is different from the behavior of the LAN switch ports. They are all documented here now: https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/sg-3100/io-ports.html

    That was just added in the last couple days.



  • Thanks very much, that's exactly what I was looking for!