(Almost) Silly Question about interface speeds



  • Hi,

    I installed pfsense on a virtual machine, and activated SNMP on it. But now, my NMS is showing the interfaces as 10Mbps, instead of 1Gbps.

    How can I tell which media speed those interfaces are really working with?

    I'm using Hyper-V 2012, and the VM have 4 network adapters that seem to be working fine.

    @uname:

    FreeBSD pfSense.prrj.mpf.mp.br 10.1-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p4 #0 36d7dec(releng/10.1)-dirty: Thu Jan 22 15:12:35 CST 2015    root@pfsense-22-amd64-builder:/usr/obj.amd64/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.10  amd64

    I tried using "ifconfig -m", but there was no result.



  • What does 'status, interfaces' display for media in the webgui?



  • @dotdash:

    What does 'status, interfaces' display for media in the webgui?

    There's no "media" information at all in this page:

    @Status:

    WAN interface (wan, hn2)
    Status up
    MAC address 00:15:5d:00:15:0f
    IPv4 address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    Subnet mask IPv4 255.255.255.248
    Gateway IPv4 GW_WAN xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    IPv6 Link Local fe80::215:5dff:fe00:150f 
    ISP DNS servers 127.0.0.1
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    MTU 1500
    In/out packets 1282798/823011 (1.22 GB/69.64 MB)
    In/out packets (pass) 1282798/823011 (1.22 GB/69.64 MB)
    In/out packets (block) 9212/0 (736 KB/0 bytes)
    In/out errors 0/0
    Collisions 0



  • This probably has nothing to do with your hardware, as it's a VM. I would post in the Virtualization section.



  • Thanks for the response. Really, it seems to be related to the VM adapter. I looked in another VM running Suse SLES 11 SP3, and ethtool gave me no media results.