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A FireBrick 2x00 has 4 ports, a typically one port will be for the LAN connection, and the rest for connections to the ADSL modems. As there are 4 ports are we restricted to only bonding up to 3 ADSL/FTTC lines? no.
 
A FireBrick 2x00 has 4 ports, a typically one port will be for the LAN connection, and the rest for connections to the ADSL modems. As there are 4 ports are we restricted to only bonding up to 3 ADSL/FTTC lines? no.
   
 
To overcome the physical port restriction a VLAN switch can be used, eg:
 
To overcome the physical port restriction a VLAN switch can be used, eg:
 
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ADSL MODEM 1 -
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ADSL MODEM 1 --
ADSL MODEM 2 -
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ADSL MODEM 2 --
ADSL MODEM 3 - VLAN Switch -- Firebrick -- LAN
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ADSL MODEM 3 -- VLAN Switch -- Firebrick -- LAN
ADSL MODEM 4 -
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ADSL MODEM 4 --
 
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The switch would be set up for 4 separate VLANs on the appropriate ports, and on the FireBrick, the <ppp .../> config would have VLAN="n".

Revision as of 15:11, 8 April 2011

Overview

A FireBrick 2x00 has 4 ports, a typically one port will be for the LAN connection, and the rest for connections to the ADSL modems. As there are 4 ports are we restricted to only bonding up to 3 ADSL/FTTC lines? no.

To overcome the physical port restriction a VLAN switch can be used, eg:

ADSL MODEM 1 --
ADSL MODEM 2 --
ADSL MODEM 3 --  VLAN Switch -- Firebrick -- LAN
ADSL MODEM 4 --

The switch would be set up for 4 separate VLANs on the appropriate ports, and on the FireBrick, the <ppp .../> config would have VLAN="n".