-SOLVED- Dual Wan, failover, not working properly



  • SOLUTION:x

    This isn't a pfsense problem I tried to test failover functionality by connecting two routers to my main LAN on the WAN port of each router and then I connected both routers LANs to each WAN1 and WAN2 on the pfsense, failover doesnt' work with this configuration, I think it has to do with the fact that WAN1 which is connected to router1 can actually ping router2 because they're basicly on the same network and thus rendering failover useless.

    After connecting two actual ISPs to each WAN1 and WAN2 failover worked properly.

    Hi, I'm going to detail the steps I took in case something is wrong:

    1. Config both wan nics to dhcp
    2. Created a gateway group name "FAILOVER" consisting of both gateways/interfaces WAN1 and WAN2
    3. Changed default gateway to FAILOVER from the routing menu.
    4. Modified the firewall LAN rule to use FAILOVER gateway

    Everything should be working perfectly with this config as far as I know, but,

    Even though the gateway group seems to be working ok, I have to manually disconnect the LAN UTP cable for computers on the other end of the switch to actually "pick up" the change.

    This has never happened before with previous pfsense versions, I'm using latest.

    I hope someone can help me with this as I'm at total loss.

    Here's a video:
    Youtube Video

    Thanks



  • Did you change the monitor IP for the gateway to something outside your network?



  • Just uploaded a video, no, the monitor IP is default. Also, I'm not sure why both gateways show up as online, shouldn't one of them stay in "pending" since they're not on the same tier? I did try using different monitor IP such as google dns servers, but that didn't fix the problem.


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