USB NIC dose not work with traffic shaping !!!



  • Hello,

    I am using pfsesne 2.0-RC1 with three usb NIC.
    usb0 –-> WAN
    usb1 ---> LAN
    usb2 ---> WAN2

    It work fine, but I am facing problem with traffic shaping during configuration. In traffic “by interface” tab I can’t see any interfaces. And also In traffic shaping wizards tab I select “Single Lan multi Wan” . When I enter 2 for wan interface it shown “You have less interfaces than number of connections!” message. Even I try 1 interface, but still shows same message. Please,  any one can help me this type of problem.



  • Anyone find a way to use USB NIC with Traffic Shaper?  New 2.0-Release snapshot, new install, going to first wizard and putting in 1 WAN.  I have one on board (WAN) and one USB (LAN) and when I go to the Wizard I get the:

    You have less interfaces than number of connections!

    Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.

    If I have to manually add/edit something, please type out what I kind of need to add/edit and where, still a bit of a Linux newbie. Or do I need to swap the cables and reconfigure WAN/LAN?



  • The traffic shaper works via ALTQ so your NIC needs to be supported by ALTQ first.  In this case, your NIC isn't supported by ALTQ so you're out of luck here.



  • Thanks Dream, I guess I'll just pony up and spend the 200 bucks on a ALIX unit at netgate.com and rebuild my PFSense device.  Just wanted to use my old EEEPC for it, but no biggy just have to get hardware to do what I need it to do.

    Thanks again.



  • @HawkBlade:

    Thanks Dream, I guess I'll just pony up and spend the 200 bucks on a ALIX unit at netgate.com and rebuild my PFSense device.  Just wanted to use my old EEEPC for it, but no biggy just have to get hardware to do what I need it to do.

    Thanks again.

    The EEE PC should have an Atheros NIC onboard that supports VLANs.  You should be able to just add a RB250GS switch and use VLANs instead.



  • Thanks again for the info.  I'll see what I can do.


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