SG-6100 four WAN ports?
I am noticing the pictures of it show WAN1 and WAN2 labelled on the combo/SFP 1G ports and in addition WAN3 and WAN4 labelled on the SFP+ 10G ports. It has four discreet 2.5Gbps ports for LAN.
Why would someone need four WAN ports?
I know that pfSense can configure any port for WAN/LAN etc. but this is kinda strange... I would think a common use would be to use one SFP+ for 10G WAN and the other for 10G LAN. In comparison, the 5100, the ports are not labelled specifically LAN or WAN.
However, this would be a perfect router to get for Telus PureFibre 1.5G (or 2.5G) if it recognizes the Telus SFP module at its 2.5G rate. Having a 10G router with 4 built-in 2.5G on the LAN is good price at $699!
There are people with that (and more) WAN links, and others that use LAGG to upstream gear (so really two WANs each with LAGG using the same link type) or even a single LAGG across all four ports if they want.
The labels on the box are just suggestions, and the default assignments. You can use all 8 ports however you want.
I did find an preorder ad since posting this that clarifies there are 8 independent and flexible WAN/LAN ports. Just my OCD goes crazy when I see it labeled all WAN LOL.
Too bad not available until September because I may need to order another SG-5100 soon, since it is the same price seems like a much better device.
Is SG-5100 still going to be around or is SG-6100 the replacement?