DNS not working with LoadBalancing when one gateway is down?


  • Today, one of my gateways went down and from Status -> gateway, it was properly noted. However, i still could not surf from my computers connected on the LAN. I pinged several hosts like public dns server 4.2.2.4 and it was going through. When I changed the DNS server on my computer to 4.2.2.2, i can surf.

    I am using DNS forwarder on the box so it seems like my dns requests to my box aren't routed through the load-balance gateway. Is that a limitation of DNS forwarder? Should I set up the DNS on each of my machines instead?


  • In 2.0, you have to select your second WAN for one of the DNS servers. In 1.2.x, you have to add a manual static route to push it out the second WAN.