• so i have my own build for PFsnese with 3 NICs
    and the LAN is only 100MB

    i have a spare NIC with 1000MB

    can i just switch the interface in the console , and all settings of lan will be remmberd ?

    or i will lose config?

    What is the right way to approch this?
    thanks!


  • @aihysp said in can just switch an intrface for LAN?:

    What is the right way to approch this?

    This : Diagnostics > Backup & Restore and backup your config.
    If you have issues, a simple restore will take you back.

    I would install the space NIC.
    In pfSense, assign it as a third interface, by default called "OPT1".

    Now, backup your config.
    Using an editor like Notepad++ , you will find :

    <interfaces>
    	<wan>
    		<if>em0</if>
    		<disableftpproxy></disableftpproxy>
    		.....
    	</wan>
    	<lan>
    		<if>em1</if>
    		<bandwidth>100</bandwidth>
    		<bandwidthtype>Mb</bandwidthtype>
    		<enable></enable>
    		<descr><![CDATA[LAN]]></descr>
    		<spoofmac></spoofmac>
    		<ipaddr>192.168.1.1</ipaddr>
    		<subnet>24</subnet>
    		<ipaddrv6>2001:xxxx:1f13:5c0:2::1</ipaddrv6>
    		<subnetv6>64</subnetv6>
    	</lan>
    	<opt1>
    		<if>em2</if>
    		<descr><![CDATA[Portal]]></descr>
    		<spoofmac></spoofmac>
    		<enable></enable>
    		<ipaddr>192.168.2.1</ipaddr>
    		<subnet>24</subnet>
    	</opt1>
    

    Change <lan> and </lan> for <opt1> and </opt1> and vis-versa.
    Put the new <opt1> </opt1> block behind the new <lan> </lan> block.
    Import the config.
    Done.


  • @gertjan

    very cool :)

    even better then going to the console