only some nics reporting as up but all are detected
mypalal2 last edited by mypalal2
I've got an old uSVR from Compulab I'm trying to setup with pfsense. This unit has the optional quad port nic in addition to the two built-in nics for a total of 6. My issue is I can only get 2 of the 6 nics to be reported as up even though pfsense sees all 6 nics.
When I remove the quad port nic, the 2 built-in nics work fine.
When I install the quad port nic, only 1 of the 2 built-in nics work and only 1 of the 4 ports on the quad port work.
At the console I can see all 6 nics (all reported as the same Intel branded nic) but in the assign interface option, only 2 of 6 ever report as up. It's been a while since i've used this but i think i did manage to get all nics to work within windows back in time.
Is there a log I can check to see why things aren't working? I'm at a loss since the nics are detected and 1 of 2 lights on the physical port of the PC lights up (I guess the orange link light, there's no blinking green light like the working ports). From my test above i can confirm that at least 3 ports work fine, just not all at once.
If they are all the same type then connecting the 4 port NIC could well re-order the interfaces if they are detected differently.
It sounds like in both cases you have two NICs that function, just different NICs?
If you go to Interfaces > Assignment are all 6 NICs available to assign?
If not then check the boot log for driver attachment errors.
If you only have 2 interfaces assigned and enabled then only 2 will work.
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Thanks for the hint. I think I got the issue resolved. I was trying to use the console to figure out which nic was active so I can assign my lan/wan to the nics i wanted. I was doing this by using option 1 (assign interfaces) and seeing which nic was showing as up in order to assign things before logging in for the first time.
After going into Interfaces > assignments and adding the extra 4 nics and then clicking on each one and selecting enable, pfsense now seems to be detecting the interfaces as up.