New USB LAN device
Hi to everybody,
during the last week I made my first pfSense experiences (thinking about a change from IPFire to pfSense) and I was confronted by a lot of strange problems.
At the end I found out that the problems are caused by my USB LAN dongle. pfSense does not show up any errors, but it is not working if I try to send data through that interface (but only for some kind of requests, pings can be progressed).
Anyway, now I am thinking about a new USB LAN device and I want to avoid to buy a not working one. I already read, that pfSense does "not like" USB devices, but I cannot add another card to the system. So it must be a USB device.
Can somebody of you recommend me a working device? Is there a list of working / not working devices available?
Thx and KR
NOYB last edited by
Have you considered a VLAN?
yes i already thought about a V-Lan but i think this is not a good solution for here. The infrastructure consists of "stupid" switches. PfSense is used to provide a guestnet with captiva. The users are not allowed to get access to the rest of the network. To be on the safe site i think it is the best to go for separated interfaces.
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I have used both a "cables to Go" USB2.0 and 3.0 with success, however it must be added to the hardware list each time the Gigabyte Cube computer is booted with ( usbconfig -d X.X set_config 1 ), after which the LAN must be reestablished and DHCP reconfigured. I am looking for a way to have the dongle loaded into a custom kernel to load during boot. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated.
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I am using a cheap USB to ETHERNET with chip-set AX 88772b with pfsense 2.2.4, this one did not worked in 2.1.5 but look's like now in 2.2.4 it works ok by default.
thanks for this hint. Unfortunately my Adapter has also a AX 88772b chipset.