Multi Wan and Failover is flakey or doesn't work..



  • Hi guys! I did this before with my old internet but that was the time when only standalone modems was used, today ISPs provide us with a "Modem & Router" in one product, I asked them If I could get the modem only but they said they don't do that anymore and provide customers with "Modem & Router".

    Today when I do this my internet when browsing using google chrome says there is no Internet connection.

    I tried browsing without configuring pfSense = no luck

    I tried browsing configuring Load balancing and Failover = no luck

    Whatever I do it does not work.. the odd thing is My WAN1, WAN2, and LAN, can ping google.com or 8.8.8.8 . Something tells me that my Internet connection is not the problem ( I recently called my ISP to fix my internet and they told me two of Internet plans has no problem ). Anyone know what could I do to fix this? I saw some post saying Allow LAN net to Any. But also that doesn't work. I tried browsing before posting but no luck..

    If I can only make my Modem Router 2 into a different Subnet lets say /25 then maybe I have luck fixing this?

    That would make it into
    WAN 1 = /24
    WAN 2 = /25
    LAN = /22


    Also another thing I noticed is even though I disable WAN1 or WAN2, and make only one of those WAN Active sometimes I have no internet connection. Please help me… Thank you!

    ![pfsense problem.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/pfsense problem.jpg)
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  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Are your pfSense WAN ports DHCP or PPPoE?



  • @Derelict:

    Are your pfSense WAN ports DHCP or PPPoE?

    Oh I forgot to say that, it is both wan 1 and wan 2 are DHCP. Thanks ! :)



  • I bet you can put the modems into bridge mode though..  But non the less.. Change WAN 2 modem to another subnet other than 192.168.1.0/  Say 172.16.10.0/

    :o


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Not quite sure how you're going to have two DHCP WANs on the same subnet.



  • @chpalmer:

    I bet you can put the modems into bridge mode though..  But non the less.. Change WAN 2 modem to another subnet other than 192.168.1.0/  Say 172.16.10.0/

    :o

    Hello chpalmer! Thanks for the suggestion but I tried that before and called the ISP that issued me the modem router, he says that's not possible because thats what its built on :(



  • @Derelict:

    Not quite sure how you're going to have two DHCP WANs on the same subnet.

    Hello Derelict! Is there any way to make pfSense link WAN1 and a Virtual Lan (virtual lan has another subnet) and get the internet from there?

    Thank you! :)


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    No idea what you're asking. Sorry.



  • Could I make this so that the subnet can be changed when it reaches my pfSense box?

    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24) >>                                                [WAN1]>    pfSense (10.0.0.1/22)
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24>Another Router(192.168.1.1/25)>>  [WAN2]>

    I can add another router infront of WAN2 so that the subnet can be changed when it reaches pfSense box?


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    @stormrage:

    Could I make this so that the subnet can be changed when it reaches my pfSense box?

    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24) >>                                                [WAN1]>    pfSense (10.0.0.1/22)
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24>Another Router(192.168.1.1/25)>>  [WAN2]>

    I can add another router infront of WAN2 so that the subnet can be changed when it reaches pfSense box?

    
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24) >> [WAN1]>     pfSense (10.0.0.1/22)
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24>Another Router(**192.168.2.1/24**)>>  [WAN2]>
    
    

    More like that - sure.



  • @Derelict:

    @stormrage:

    Could I make this so that the subnet can be changed when it reaches my pfSense box?

    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24) >>                                                [WAN1]>    pfSense (10.0.0.1/22)
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24>Another Router(192.168.1.1/25)>>  [WAN2]>

    I can add another router infront of WAN2 so that the subnet can be changed when it reaches pfSense box?

    
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24) >> [WAN1]>     pfSense (10.0.0.1/22)
    ModemRouter(192.168.1.1/24>Another Router(**192.168.2.1/24**)>>  [WAN2]>
    
    

    More like that - sure.

    Thank you! I will try that and return with the results :)


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