Input and Output Ports

Rear Side

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Routed Ethernet

Interface Name

Port Name

WAN

mvneta2

OPT1

mvneta0

LED Pattern

Description

Left LED only green

Flashes with 1Gb traffic, solid with link.

Both LEDs green

Both flash with 100Mb traffic, solid with link.

Right LED only green

Flashes with 10Mb traffic, solid with link.

Switched Ethernet

Interface Name

Port Name

LAN1

mvneta1

LAN2

mvneta1

LAN3

mvneta1

LAN4

mvneta1

LED Pattern

Description

Both LEDs green

Left Flashes with 1Gb traffic, solid with link.

Left LED only green

Left flashes with 100Mb traffic, solid with link.

Right LED only green

Left Flashes with 10Mb traffic, solid with link.

Note

Prior to pfSense® software version 2.4.3, the switched Ethernet ports on the SG-3100 did not support auto MDI-X and required crossover cable unless the client-side connection supported auto MDI-X. This was resolved with 2.4.3 and later versions and a crossover cable is no longer required.

Warning

The LAN ports do not support the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). Two or more ports connected to another Layer 2 switch, or connected to 2 or more different interconnected switches, could create a flooding loop between the switches. This can cause the router to stop functioning until the loop is resolved.

Other Ports

  • Power (12 VDC with threaded locking connector)

  • Recessed Reset Button (performs a hard reset, immediately turning the system off)

  • USB 3.0

  • Micro SIM

  • Console (Mini-USB)

Warning

A hard reset of the system could cause data corruption and should be avoided. Halt or reboot the system through the console menu or the web configurator to avoid data corruption.

Front Side

pfSense SG-3100 Firewall Appliance

LED Pattern

Description

Boot Process

The sequence, circle -> square -> diamond, quickly flashes blue.

Boot Completed

The diamond slowly flashes blue.

Update is Available

The square slowly flashes orange.