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WAN & LAN traffic seems to be nearly the same?!

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The Dark Knight    258

So I just setup OPNsense a few days back in a Hyper-V environment. In the Interface Statistics widget, both WAN and LAN traffic stats are nearly the same? I want to be able to see how much bandwidth I use from my ISP and how much traffic moves on the LAN separately. Am I doing anything wrong here, or is this the way it is supposed to show up?

 

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+BudMan    3,260

If you want to see how much traffic moves between lan clients then you would need to look at your switch interfaces (do you have a smart switch?)

 

Traffic between lan devices doesn't talk to the router..

 

example - here is my main switch

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The Dark Knight    258

Oh ok. No, don't have a smart switch.

 

Side note: 28 port smart gig switch?! NIIIIIICEEE!! :woot:

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+BudMan    3,260

With a sg300-10 that sits in my AV cabinet ;)

 

Now that you have moved away from the duplo blocks your prob going to want a smart switch.. You can start cheap, $30-40ish these days can get you a 8 gig "smart" switch that can do vlans and the basics..

 

I would stay away from the low end tplink ones though.. Whoever is doing their firmware doesn't actually understand vlans... You could not remove vlan 1 from the ports.. So pretty much you just have a dumb switch that lets you pretend your actually doing vlans.. They suppose to have  fixed this in v3 hardware with their latest firmware.. But don't have a v3 to test with.. only have v2 hardware of their tl-sg108e.

 

The dlink dgs-1100-08 or -05 good entry level switch that can actually do vlans.

 

I found a good price on the 28 when was looking to get more ports.. So moved the 10 to my av cab, and the netgear smart that was there before got put on the shelf..

 

Wow I see the 10 port sg350 on amazon for $130... That is a good price you might want to jump on that if looking to get a smart switch and that price doesn't bother you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe User    478

Just a heads up, eBay is a great place to find good used network managed switches, dirt cheap.

 

Just get one that doesn't need a fan, moving parts tend to break first.

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The Dark Knight    258

Yeah, I was initially looking at that TP-Link budget model. But I've also read about the issue you mentioned and why that model should be avoided for a proper vlan. And no, it hasn't been fixed in the v3 model either. But I live in India, so budget options are limited, online at least. I only buy online on Amazon due to their fantastic CS. Other than that TP-Link model, it's mostly the high end Cisco switches. The D-Link you mentioned isn't there.

 

Also spent quite a bit on the server ($300 equivalent), so not looking at vlans currently. I didn't want to use old hardware as the spare parts I have are really quite old, and so quite inefficient power wise. Hope to buy a managed switch next year sometime! :)

22 minutes ago, Joe User said:

Just a heads up, eBay is a great place to find good used network managed switches, dirt cheap.

 

Just get one that doesn't need a fan, moving parts tend to break first.

True, there are a lot of options, but shipping abroad gets too expensive. Will probably also get slapped with a fat Customs bill.

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The Dark Knight    258

Update: Looks like vlan1 can be edited on the v3 model of the SG108E. However someone else said the management interface is apparently still accessible from any vlan. But this shouldn't be a major issue for home usage right? Also, can the web interface be blocked with a username and password?

 

https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/96245?page=3

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Joe User    478
41 minutes ago, The Dark Knight said:

True, there are a lot of options, but shipping abroad gets too expensive. Will probably also get slapped with a fat Customs bill.

Yeah, that would put a damper on things.

 

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