SoftEther an WinServer 2016 with NIC-Teaming not working

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MrMister247
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SoftEther an WinServer 2016 with NIC-Teaming not working

Post by MrMister247 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:17 pm

Hi @all,
I'm using SoftEther for a couple of years, I think it's the easiest way to have a private VPN.

However, I installed a 2nd NIC an the SoftEther-Server-PC with Windows Server 2016 64 bit. Then changed the Bridge an did a test.
Suddenly it's not possible to get a correct connection with Open VPN on Android (Auth failed) or SoftEther on Windows 10 Notebook ("NO DHCP-Server").
If I delete NIC Teaming (repair the Bridge) everythink works fine.

Am I doing anything wrong or is it not possible to use SoftEther on a Win2016 with NIC-Teaming?

Best regards,
MrMister

ethanolson
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Re: SoftEther an WinServer 2016 with NIC-Teaming not working

Post by ethanolson » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:32 am

Is the team bonded at the switch (802.3ad) as well?

MrMister247
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Re: SoftEther an WinServer 2016 with NIC-Teaming not working

Post by MrMister247 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:44 am

Yes, both in the same Switch, both in the same LAN
Thank you

ethanolson
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Re: SoftEther an WinServer 2016 with NIC-Teaming not working

Post by ethanolson » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:49 pm

A simple test: if you have two IP addresses, then they are not bonded. If there is only a single IP address and it's on a teamed port, then they are bonded. It requires special switch and special software/driver to ensure bonding works properly. After the bond is properly established, remove the existing SE bridge and create a new one to the bonded port, which will be additional and different from your other hardware ports.

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