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 From:  Lonnie Abelbeck <lists at lonnie dot abelbeck dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] WRAP is out, ALIX is in... Bye bye to VLAN support?
 Date:  Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:04:17 -0600
Yes, I had the same problem with the net5501 and m0n0wall VLAN's.

My solution was to add an Intel Pro 1000 GT PCI card into the net5501  
to provide the VLAN interface.


On Nov 21, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Bill Arlofski wrote:

> OK, I needed another firewall and decided that since WRAPS are EOL and
> no longer available through my normal vendors that I would sell off my
> WRAP and test/use the new ALIX 3port board in my office.
> The install went fine, the new ALIX 3port boards are the same size/ 
> shape
> as the old WRAP 3port boards and fit perfectly in the old wrap  
> aluminum
> cases. I was sure they wouldn't based on some initial information  
> on the
> ALIX boards.
> Any way, just as Manuel mentioned in an Aug 2007 post, I needed to
> change the "sis" ethernet interfaces in the config.xml to "vr" and
> upload to the new ALIX board.  This also went well.
> My small office network is slightly more complex than most others and
> probably more complex than it needs to be but I _require_ VLAN support
> in my m0n0wall box because of this. I have several VLANS trunked to my
> m0n0wall's LAN interface where m0n0wall filters and forwards  
> traffic as
> necessary.
> It seems that the VR network interfaces do NOT support VLANS under
> FreeBSD, and hence m0n0wall can not support them.
> What are my options?
> Where is the breakdown? I mean, is it simply that VLAN support on vr
> devices are not supported upstream by the FreeBSD core team? Is it  
> that
> vr devices simply can not properly support VLANS at a hardware level?
> P.S. Anyone want to trade a BRAND NEW ALIX 3port for a recent WRAP
> 3port?   :)
> sigh..
> --
> Bill Arlofski
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