Motorola MB8600 LAGG / LACP direct from pfSense WAN not recognized by modem (?)
AveryFreeman last edited by AveryFreeman
I have a
Motorola MB8600which I have connected to a pfSense VM on
ESXi 6.7U1on a
Supermicro X9SPU-Fmotherboard with its two
82754LNICs assigned to the VM using PCIe Passthrough.
My interface assignments page says:
WAN -> LAGG0
LAGGs page under interfaces site says:
em0,em1 LAGG Protocol: LACP
*** Welcome to pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p1 (amd64) on pfSense *** WAN (wan) -> lagg0 -> v4/DHCP4: 18.104.22.168/21 v6/DHCP6: dead:beef:bada:daaf:c3:4c04:85c6:822:a772/128
The MB8600 says:
Software Version 8600-22.214.171.124
However, the modem is supposed to have a blue-colored NIC icon on the front to signify that it LAGG is enabled.
The rest of the lights are blue (signifying DOCSIS 3.1, etc.) I'm on a Comcast 1Gig residential DHCPv6 connection in the Seattle area.
Hope that's enough info someone can help me out! Does anyone know why the modem wouldn't be recognizing my 802.3ad WAN connection?
Im across the water from you on the peninsula using Wave Broadband. This setup works fine for me. Im not using a VM for my router though.
AveryFreeman last edited by
@chpalmer I wonder if it has to do with the NICs? Which NIC chipset are you using? I am going to have to read up on these
pfSense / FreeBSDis not complaining about making them into
Using a Watchguard XTM5 series box here.
You might want to try setting up LACP on the hypervisor and passing a single virtual NIC to pfSense WAN just to see if that works.
Or you might want to try seeing if LACP comes up to something else like a managed switch.
ifconfig -v lagg0show on pfSense?
Does it work with either emX port without LACP enabled?
Figure this out yet?
While screwing around with this I remembered I had to set a MAC address on the WAN page..