Traffic Shaping Dual Wan/failover, 2 or 3 boxes?



  • Hi,

    I have tried looking for a solution on the forums but i think i need to ask, to clarify my problem.

    I trying to find out how many pfsense boxes (installs) i need. I have the following situation (i would rather NOT use version 2 for the time being).

    My Internet composes of:

    3mb DSL
    1mb Leased Line

    I want Dual wan / load balance and failover, and I also want to traffic shape, and for the time being i don't want to use version 2.

    If my understanding is correct, I would require 3 pfsense boxes?

    1. Traffic Shaper for the Leased Line
    2. Traffic Shaper for the DSL
    3. Load Balancer and failover for the above 1&2

    I would then plug a switch into the load balancer box, and i have success.

    Is there any way i could get the same result using 2 boxes by adding switches anywhere?? I think not, but maybe i missing something that somebody with more experience might be able to point out to me.  :)

    I am looking forward to giving this a go and clarification would help me make the push and try it.

    Thanks



  • guess not, only need 2 box…

    1 box for dual wan which contain load balancer n fail over
    other box for traffic shaping n maybe with proxy....



  • I heard it will work to 2.0. Not working either to my 1.2.2 3 boxes



  • @xaviero:

    guess not, only need 2 box…

    1 box for dual wan which contain load balancer n fail over
    other box for traffic shaping n maybe with proxy....

    Ok, thanks xaviero, I having difficulties understanding the possibility of this.

    This is how my setup looks without using any form of shaping, so it's possible for me to shape the dual wan using 1 extra box? Could somebody help me understand where in the following diagram it would be included. The internet lines are different speeds so i wish to shape each line slightly different.

    I was under the impression i would need a shaper at location (a) and (b) in the following diagram therefor using 3 boxes, shaping only being able to shape between 2 interfaces etc.

    If i was only using 2 boxes would this shaper be placed at ©? If so, how does it know which internet line to base the shaping of traffic / bandwidth available etc?

    Internet1       Internet2
      ||                  ||
        a\              b/
        Load Balancer/failover
                 |c|
           LAN Switch
              |       |
             pc1...pc6

    Thanks in advance for anybody who takes the time to read this, and any feedback is appreciated.

    Thanks  :)


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