Multiple OPT interfaces as a switch or on same subnet


  • I've acquired a watchguard X750e and pfSensed it :)

    Its got 8 (Yes 8) gig ether ports. I'm only usin 3 at the moment WAN LAN and WIFI, there is probably going to be a dual wan setup in the near future. this leaves 4 spare gig ethernet ports :)

    It crossed my mind that it may be possible to make these all appear  on the same subnet and act as a switch a la cisco wic-4es sharing a vlan. I'm struggling to find a way to do this.

    The msk0-3 expansion ports also don't appear to support vlaning from the interface menu drop down either, but the sk0-3 ports do.
    From investigating the vlaning capability of pfsense an i correct in assuming that multiple vlans run off 1 interface giving multiple virtual interfaces accessible via a vlan capable switchand not vica versa ie. multiple interfaces on a single vlan?


  • In pfSense a single physical interface can support multiple virtual LANs.

    Combining a number of physical interfaces is sometimes called "link aggregation".

    @rikrobson:

    The msk0-3 expansion ports also don't appear to support vlaning from the interface menu drop down either, but the sk0-3 ports do.

    This is possibly a bug. The FreeBSD vlan man page says msk is "capable of full VLAN processing".


  • I'm currently using unembedded 1.2.3-rc1 on the original 128MB CF card. I've got an 8GB CF coming and plan to put a nanobsd installation on. The 128 will then go into a 6 port X700. I'll then try some carp :)

    its just with 4 spare ports going spare. having an inbuilt switch would be cool. ::)