Failover over serial port / over usb?
ElocysLP last edited by
Hello all again,
I have problem finding affordable multi port NICS, so I thought I could make pfSense failover through something else than ethernet.
Is it possible to make the failover work through serial port ? Or may someone advice me for an usb-ethernet adapter that I could
use on both my pfSense boxes as the NIC used for the failover?
Thanks in advance,
No, it can't fail over over serial, and USB ethernet is asking for trouble.
You can use VLANs, just need to get a managed switch that can use VLANs (like the Netgear GS-108T) then you can use it like a port multiplier… could be up to 7 extra NICs (1 trunk port with 7 VLANs, and each port could be on its own VLAN) or anywhere in between.
xopah last edited by
There are really cheap Intel MT dual nic on Ebay… (PCI-x)
They work great!