On Aug 29, 2007, at 6:53 PM, Chris Buechler wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Lonnie Abelbeck <lists at lonnie dot abelbeck dot com> wrote:
>> My goal today was to replace my Soekris net4801 with a shiny new
>> I installed the generic-pc-1.231 on the net5501, replaced every "sis"
>> with "vr" to create my new config.xml .
>> vr0 - untagged LAN
>> vr1 - untagged WAN
>> vr2 - tagged VOIP, WLAN, OVPN, VLAN1 and XTRA
>> vr3 - empty
>> Long story short, it appears that "long frames" are not being used in
>> the "vr" driver with m0n0wall. It appears I am having MTU issues,
>> ping's work everywhere, but large http's stall when tagged to
>> untagged interfaces are used, tagged to tagged work fine. UDP
>> traffic is fine.
>> The Soekris net5501 uses the VIA Rhine III VT6105M nic.
>> o 802.1q Multiple VLAN support
>> - VLAN long frames support (1518+4bytes)
>> - VLAN tag auto inserting and extracting on TX and RX side
>> - NIC auto filtering on VLAN ID optional
>> More detailed info:
>> I tried m0n0wall 1.3b4, same MTU issues.
>> Any suggestions to enable long frames in the "vr" driver and solve
>> the MTU issues?
> Sounds like a driver bug. phk fixed some issue in FreeBSD specific to
> the vr(4) driver and net5501's, which would not be in any m0n0wall or
> pfsense release yet, but I don't know what was fixed (somebody asked,
> he didn't reply). Seems there are also issues with Linux drivers from
> glancing over Soekris list posts since the 5501 came out.
> I would suggest posting to the Soekris tech list about VLAN long frame
> support not working with a recent FreeBSD RELENG_6_2 on the 5501, may
> get a response there. Could be a hardware or BIOS bug too, based on
> Soekris list posts there seem to be a number of those in the 5501. You
> may be the first person trying VLAN tagging on one.
Should an exec.php "ifconfig vr2 vlanhwtag" work with 1.3b4? 1.231
does not support vlanhwtag.
Or is it far more complicated than that?