Virtual IP as gateway
Lucas Rey last edited by Lucas Rey
Hello community, this is my first time with pfSense. I have a simple configuration to use pfSense as NAT and DHCP (I don't need firewall feature). So I have WAN and LAN interfaces correctly configured. Clients connected through pfSense can ping 22.214.171.124 and obliviously can reach the LAN interface (i.e. I can login into pfSense GUI).
Then, I configured a LAN VIP (type CARP), this will be used for High Avail configuration later, but for now I would like to test the VIP. Theorically, the clients should have the LAN VIP as gateway, but in this case I loose connections to WAN and LAN. Using the LAN IP I can ping the VIP, btw.
To recap, on pfSense I have
Could someone help me to understand what's wrong and why I can't use the VIP as gateway?
Please post screen shots of what you have done, in particular the VIP and the LAN interface and the LAN firewall rules.
Lucas Rey last edited by
Thank you for reply. First of all, at this stage I'm in my notebook test environment and everything is on VMWare. So I'm trying to do something a little bit complicated.
I tried to move the VMWare ESXi to a real server, and, with the same configuration everything works as expected. So I don't want to complicate my life, even if I would like to know why with the below schema it doesn't work.
Btw, now I'm trying to undertsnad why if I setup the LAN VIP as DNS on client, I'm not able to resolve addresses. I already changed the Outgoing network interface to WAN VIP (under DNS Resolver configuration) but still not able to navigate from clients. If I setup DNS as 126.96.36.199 everything work as expected.
No. I mean pfSense screenshots of what you have done.
And maybe start simple then get complicated.