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QinQ Interfaces

QinQ interfaces may be created that have nested 802.11q VLAN tags. In pfSense® software, these are managed at Interfaces > (assign) on the QinQs tab.

The NIC in use must properly support 802.11q VLANs, or the reduced MTU from using such an interface may be problematic.

QinQ is used in various places such as Metro Ethernet, or more complex VLAN setups that span across multiple sites.

When adding a QinQ interface, select the physical Parent Interface, the First level tag, optionally add it to a QinQ interface group, a Description, and then add the Member(s) (VLAN tags).

Member VLANs are added by clicking fa-plus and typing in a VLAN tag number. To add more, click fa-plus again and enter another tag. Repeat as often as needed. Members can be assigned one by one or using ranges such as 99-101.