Another n00b, need a bit of help please



  • ok let me start at beginning.

    i have 2 virgin cable connections, i want to load balance these.

    tried to install pfsense onto an old machine with 1 onboard lan (sis0) 2 nic's (vr0) (vr1). 2 cable modems which are dynamic ip's.

    no joy just get a grey screen whenn it tries to boot, so decided to run it live off cd.

    followed alot of tutorials  with varying results as per below

    2 wan ports seem to be operating, i.e both lights flashing on nics when accesing websites

    only 1 wan working

    currently i get both working but only able to access a few sites(mtu issue?) why would this be im assuming the cable modems set the mtu for the connection to internet.

    could it be an issue that im running it live?

    any help please?



  • What version pfsense are you running? What does your Status|Interfaces page tell you about the two WANs?

    db



  • latest version

    screenshot



  • Let's break this down and address each issue separately.

    @teeach:

    no joy just get a grey screen whenn it tries to boot, so decided to run it live off cd.

    That's a significant issue by itself and should be split into another thread. When you're ready to tackle that one then make a new post in the appropriate category, probably Installation and Upgrades. Let's get your config working on the Live CD install, then if you like you can export it and get it working on an hdd/embedded install as you like.

    only 1 wan working

    currently i get both working but only able to access a few sites(mtu issue?) why would this be im assuming the cable modems set the mtu for the connection to internet.

    According to the screenshot both WAN are connected with a unique IP address on different subnets, and both have sent and received packets. What makes you say you have only 1 working?

    could it be an issue that im running it live?

    I don't see how that should be a problem. What are you trying to accomplish specifically? Failover? Load balancing? Policy-based routing? Source-based routing? A multiwan config could utilize any combination of these, so it's important to know which you're trying to implement before we can isolate the issues you may be having.

    db


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