Wan shuts down
Please bare with me as I am new to this software. I have a dell 2640 with dual 1gb nic.
I have connected my wan port with a straight through cable from wan to my dsl - speedtouch modem
my lan is connected to a switch.
lan works fine, however on the wan side, the card turns on, then off, then on etc.
my isp has dhcp with the wan card is configured for, i login to my isp, i do see the mac address for the card, and obtain the static ip.
card still turns off and on, i changed the canle to a crossover, still nothing…....
i have tried everything - including banging my head against the wall---lol
any ideas on this issue would be muchly appreciated
Is your modem on demand dial instead of always connected?
adsl is always on
however on the wan side, the card turns on, then off, then on etc.
Please explain this - do you mean the pfSense log reports "Link up", "Link down", "Link up" etc on the pfSense WAN interface?
Is the modem acting as a modem only or a modem-router? If its a modem only you should probably be using PPPoE on your WAN link rather than DHCP.
well after many days of beating my head against the wall I discovered that my issues were related to on board nic cards.
as soon as i installed the 2 pci nic cards, I was all up and running in 5 mins.
I want to thank all that assisted me in resloving this issue.