Basic interface settings

All the mbox hardware comes with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and each interface by default is in routing/Layer-3 mode. The logical interfaces are configured for specific purposes and they require specific settings, which are illustrated in other sections.

Below is a list of common settings available for all interfaces:

    • enable or disable
    • ip address setting (mbox support multiple IP addresses per physical or logical interface, for both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses).
    • MAC address setting. It is possible to change the default MAC address of each interface. Only do this for a specific reason that you’re fully aware of.
    • MTU size
    • duplex and speed (physical interface only)


    • access to mbox through console or CLI
    • identify the interface that you wish to configure
    • enter into interface configuration mode and change specific settings
    • please add "ip default-gateway x.x.x.x" if you're not using DHCP to get WAN IP.


enableconfigureinterface eth_numberlink auto/full/half speed (10/100/1000)enable (no enable)mac address new_macip address ip_address/prefix (no ip address ip_address/prefix)mtu new_mtu_size


mbox> enablembox#mbox# configurembox(config)# interface eth0mbox(config-if)# enablembox(config-if)# link full 1000 (default link auto)mbox(config-if)# mac address 00:0c:29:7d:f7:79 (change this if ISP require a specific MAC to connect)mbox(config-if)# ip address remark "public IP for server 1"mbox(config-if)# ip address remark "public IP for server 2"mbox(config-if)# mtu 1500 (optional)mbox(config-if)# exitmbox(config)# ip default-gateway show running-config !interface eth1link full 1000enablemac address 00:0c:29:7d:f7:79ip address remark "public IP for server 1"ip address remark "public IP for server 2"mtu 1300!ip default-gateway!
mbox# show interface eth1 Settings for eth1: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 1000baseT/Full Supported pause frame use: No Supports auto-negotiation: Yes Advertised link modes: Not reported Advertised pause frame use: No Advertised auto-negotiation: No Speed: 1000Mb/s Duplex: Full Port: Twisted Pair PHYAD: 0 Transceiver: internal Auto-negotiation: off MDI-X: Unknown Supports Wake-on: d Wake-on: d Current message level: 0x00000007 (7) drv probe link Link detected: yes mbox# show ip interface eth1 3: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1300 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000 inet brd scope global eth1 inet brd scope global secondary eth1