Port Speeds of Virtual Wire Interfaces

Configure a virtual wire using two ports that operate at the same speed, whether they are both copper, both fiber optic, or one copper and one fiber optic.
Different firewall models provide various numbers of copper and fiber optic ports, which operate at different speeds. A virtual wire can bind two Ethernet ports of the same type (both copper or both fiber optic), or bind a copper port with a fiber optic port. By default, the
Link Speed
of copper ports on the firewall is set to
auto
, which means the firewall automatically negotiates their speed and transmission mode (
Link Duplex
). When you Configure Virtual Wires, you can also select a specific
Link Speed
and
Link Duplex
but the values for these settings must be the same for both ports in any single virtual wire.

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