Interface works for WAN but not LAN?
I have installed 2.01 x64 on a new Via Epia M900.
I am using a 3com 3c905 as my second network card alongside the integrated Via NIC. I am doing a full installation on a hdd.
Install goes smoothly. When I set my interfaces, I set the 3com(xl0) as the LAN and the Via(vge0) as the WAN.
When I go to my machine to get to the web interface, I plug into the 3com, and no lights come on. Windows says no network cable plugged in. I plug into the Via, it lights up but I am plugged into the WAN port. So I reassign the interfaces Via as LAN and 3com as WAN. I plug into the Via ports, everything lights up and I can log in normally. I go ahead and plug the WAN in as well, and it lights up normally as well. Everything works nicely. So I go back, reassign ports back to 3com as LAN and Via as WAN. I plug into LAN, no lights on the 3com as LAN.
So why would the 3com work as WAN and not LAN? I find it odd that it won't even light up when configured as LAN. I don't know if this is something related directly to 3com or perhaps the Via motherboard. Has anyone seen this type of behavior before?
In my experience you often have to reboot pfsense after making interface assignments. Sometimes nothing else will get things to behave as expected.