Interface does not show if its full duplex?



  • Hi,
    I was wondering if someone could help me understand why on the WAN section it does not show what duplex it has while on the LAN it does? see pic

    My WAN  is a TP-Link external network card

    Thank you



  • It reports what the driver reports, which apparently is nothing in the case of your WAN NIC. What does the output of 'ifconfig' show for it?



  • hmmm..thats odd so im using a 100baseTX <full-duplex>?

    see pic


    </full-duplex>



  • Have you tried forcing it into 100baseTX <full-duplex>?

    Into Interfaces TAB / Speed and duplex

    -F</full-duplex>



  • funny thing is that it does not show on the WAN while on the LAN it does see pic





  • Banned

    Dude, it will never show for PPPoE. You are looking at wrong interface, it's the pppoeX being used (which of course has no media info).



  • :o
    oops my bad didn't know that. I was just curious. Also another question, if pfSense was installed on Hyper-V would it show <full-duplex>or empty in this case ?

    Thank you</full-duplex>


  • Banned

    I don't think it shows anything. If it did, it'd show some bogus crap like 10Gbit probably, not any real info.



  • @fsansfil:

    Have you tried forcing it into 100baseTX <full-duplex>?</full-duplex>

    Don't do that. You'll just create a duplex mismatch in this circumstance and most others, which will wreck performance.

    @doktornotor:

    Dude, it will never show for PPPoE. You are looking at wrong interface, it's the pppoeX being used (which of course has no media info).

    Yep, that's why. We probably ought to find the parent physical NIC and show its status there.

    @doktornotor:

    I don't think it shows anything. If it did, it'd show some bogus crap like 10Gbit probably, not any real info.

    Don't recall for sure with hyper-v, but generally speaking of virtual NICs, it depends on the driver. VMware e1000 always shows 1 Gb, vmxnet3 with FreeBSD vmx(4) doesn't report any speed/duplex. vtnet in KVM shows 10 Gb. Some others report nothing, or just report 1 or 10 Gb depending on the driver in use.



  • Thanks cmb and doktornotor appreciate the help something new I learned.