Input and Output Ports

Default Configuration

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Network Ports

Port

pfSense Label

Interface

Port Type

Port Speed

0

OPT1

igb0

RJ-45

1 Gbps

1

OPT2

igb1

RJ-45

1 Gbps

2

WAN

ix0

RJ-45

10 Gbps

3

LAN

ix1

RJ-45

10 Gbps

Note

Both the WAN and LAN ports of the pfSense® appliance support auto-MDIX and are capable of utilizing either straight-through or crossover ethernet cables.

Warning

The ix(4) driver used for ports IX0-IX1 does not support ALTQ traffic shaping directly. Limiters may be used instead, or use tagged VLAN interfaces which can be used with ALTQ traffic shaping.

Network Port LEDs

The RJ-45 Network Ports have LEDs indicating status.

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RJ-45 Ethernet Ports

Each RJ-45 Ethernet port has two LEDs to indicate connection, activity, and connection speed, as outlined in the table below.

Activity LED (Left)

Link Speed LED (Right)

Off = No Connection
Yellow Flashing = Activity

Amber = 1 Gbps
Green = 100 Mbps (10 Gbps for 10GbE Port)
Off = No Connection or 10 Mbps

Note

Reverse the above table for the bottom ports as they are inverted.

Other I/O

Port

I/O Type

4

IPMI

5

2x USB 3.0

6

VGA

7

Reset & Power buttons

8

Status LEDs (see table below)

Status LEDs

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LED

State

Description

8a

Continuously on and red

An overheat condition has occurred.
(This may be caused by cable congestion.)
Blinking red (1Hz)
Fan failure, check for an inoperative fan.
Blinking red (0.25Hz)
Power failure, check for a non-operational power supply.
Solid blue

Local UID has been activated. Use this function through
IPMI to locate the server in a rack mount environment.
Blinking blue

Remote UID is on. Use this function through IPMI to
identify the server from a remote location.

8b

Flashing
Indicates network activity on igb1 (upper left port).

8c

Flashing
Indicates network activity on igb0 (lower left port).

8d

Flashing
Indicates IDE channel activity on the hard drive.

8e


Illuminated

Indicates power is being supplied to the system power supply
units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the
system is operating.
Off

Indicates no power is being supplied to the system power
supply. System is powered off.

With 4 Port Intel 1 Gbps Ethernet Expansion Card

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Port

pfSense Label

Interface

Port Type

Port Speed

0

OPT6

igb0

RJ-45

1 Gbps

1

OPT5

igb1

RJ-45

1 Gbps

2

OPT4

igb2

RJ-45

1 Gbps

3

OPT3

igb3

RJ-45

1 Gbps

4

WAN

igb4

RJ-45

1 Gbps

5

LAN

igb5

RJ-45

1 Gbps

6

OPT1

ix0

RJ-45

10 Gbps

7

OPT2

ix1

RJ-45

10 Gbps

With 2 Port Chelsio 10 Gbps Ethernet Expansion Card

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Port

pfSense Label

Interface

Port Type

Port Speed

0

WAN

cxl0

SFP+

10 Gbps

1

LAN

cxl1

SFP+

10 Gbps

2

OPT1

igb0

RJ-45

1 Gbps

3

OPT3

igb1

RJ-45

1 Gbps

4

OPT2

ix0

RJ-45

10 Gbps

5

OPT4

ix1

RJ-45

10 Gbps