I guess buying the not-so-cheap Alibaba-ish 1u rack router was not a totally great idea. Something failed and I think that it is network ports. All the network ports. All six of them.
Anyway, I have a Netgate 6100 ordered with one-day testing and express shipping by FedEd. One day shipping – I wonder how that will work out coming from the US – was only $7 more.
Once I get it in, I hope that simple editing of the backup file to line up the new interface names with the port assignments will put everything back to normal. The one thing I think I’m going to miss is the VGA output as it makes set up so easy. I wonder how the console connection will work out.
Not much to do now but wait. With pfSense down, there are no VLAN/subnets, DHCP, DNS, access any network resources like the NAS, etc.