Input and Output Ports

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Rear view of the Netgate 4100 Firewall Appliance

The numbered labels in this image rerfer to entries in Networking Ports and Non-Networking Ports.

Non-Networking Ports

Port

Description

1

Serial Console (USB or RJ45)

5

Power

  • Clients can access the serial console using the USB Micro-B (5-pin) serial adapter port and a compatible USB cable or via the RJ45 “Cisco” style port with a separate cable and USB serial adapter or client hardware port.

    Note

    Only one type of console connection will work at a time and the RJ45 console connection has priority. If both ports are connected only the RJ45 console port will function.

  • The Power connector is 12VDC with threaded locking connector. Power Consumption 20W (idle)

Networking Ports

The WAN1 and WAN2 Combo-Ports are shared ports. Each has an RJ-45 port and an SFP port. Only the RJ-45 or the SFP connector can be used each port.

Note

Each port, WAN1 and WAN2, is descrete and individual. It is possible to use the RJ-45 connector on one port and the SFP connector on the other.

Port

Interface Name

Port Name

Port Type

Port Speed

2

WAN1

ix3

RJ-45/SFP

1 Gbps

3

WAN2

ix2

RJ-45/SFP

1 Gbps

4

LAN1 - LAN4

igc0 - 3

RJ-45

2.5 Gbps

Note

The default configuration has all ports assigned as WANs and LANs to match the labels on the back of the device. These are only pre-defined labels; any port can be renamed and configured for any purpose.

Note

The igc(4) and ix(4) network interfaces on this device do not support fixed speed operation. These interfaces emulate a speed/duplex choice by limiting the values offered during autonegotiation to the speed/duplex value selected in the GUI.

The other devices connected to these interfaces must be set to autonegotiate, not to a specific speed or duplex value.

Front Side

Netgate 4100 Firewall Appliance

Front view of the Netgate 4100 Firewall Appliance

LED Patterns

Description

LED Pattern

Standby

Circle solid orange

Power On

Circle solid blue

Boot in Process

All rapidly flash blue

Boot Completed/Ready

Diamond slowly flashes blue

Upgrade Available

Square slowly flashes orange

Upgrade in Progress

All rapidly flash green

Waiting to Reset

All solid red (Factory Reset Procedure)

Reset Confirmed

All rapidly flash red (Factory Reset Procedure)

Left Side

Left side view of the Netgate 4100 Firewall Appliance

Left side view of the Netgate 4100 Firewall Appliance

The left side panel of the device (when facing the front) contains:

#

Description

Purpose

1

Reset Button (Recessed)

Used when performing a Factory Reset Procedure.

2

Power Button (Protruding)

Graceful shutdown (Hold 5s), hard power off (15s), power on (5s)

3

2x USB 3.0 Ports

Connect USB devices

USB Ports

USB ports on the device can be used for a variety of purposes.

The primary use for the USB ports is to install or reinstall the operating system on the device. Beyond that, there are numerous USB devices which can expand the base functionality of the hardware, including some supported by add-on packages. For example, UPS/Battery Backups, Cellular modems, GPS units, and storage devices. Though the operating system also supports wired and wireless network devices, these are not ideal and should be avoided.