My backup ALIX box not working, Netate box is fine
My Netgate SG-1100 install went haywire when trying to upgrade to 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1. Thinking I could revert to my previous ALIX box while getting the Negate file to rebuild the SG-1100, I was surprised I could not get my old ALIX box to work.
Once the new install of PFSense was working on the SG-1100, I installed a new version of 2.3.5 -RELEASE on the ALIX box so I would have a backup. I cannot get out to the internet. I can SSH or connect to the ALIX box or ping anything connected to it inside my network.
I have a pretty simple setup: DSL modem plugs into PFSense WAN port. LAN port to a Netgear switch. AP unit also plugs into switch.
If helpful I've uploaded the XML config files from each box at the URLs below. Thanks for any ideas. Everything I see says the ALIX box should work. Has to be something simple and stupid I'm missing. Thanks for any suggestions or help.
Working SG-1100 : https://bit.ly/39PghBe
Broken ALIX: https://bit.ly/3hQ6Jce
Don't know if restoring the backup on such an old version may work in general. However, you may try to edit the xml file and rectify the interface names before installing it into the ALIX.
Obvioulsy there went something wrong.
In the WAN section the line
may be superflous.
So try edit the xml file and remove all the switchif lines from the interface settings and correct the network ports. Replace
"mvneta0.4090" by "vr1"
"mvneta0.4091" by "vr0"
"mvneta0.4092" by "vr2"
Also remove the <vlans> section. This is for the virtual switch of the SG-1100 and is needless for the ALIX.
Thanks, but no luck.
After altering the XML file from the Netgate box I got this error:
XML error: VLANGROUP at line 332 cannot occur more than once
I had already tried this last week and got the same error. I edited the conf file to remove the VLANGROUP and regained access to the system.
Using the Ping tool in the PFSense GUI if I ping Google it works from the WAN side but when LAN is chosen it comes up with No route to host.
What brick wall are the packets hitting? This makes no sense.