Please see my setup below and tell me where I'm going wrong.



  • I hope someone can help me.

    I’ve set up PFSense based on the load balancing guide:
    Router 1 : 192.168.0.3
    Router 2 : 192.168.0.9
    PFSense LAN IP :  192.168.0.250
    PFSense WAN1 IP : 192.168.0.251 using Router1 as gateway
    PFSense WAN2 IP : 192.168.0.252 using Router2 as gateway

    I’ve created a load-balancing pool to use WAN1 and WAN2.
    The problem is that if I set the “LAN -> any” firewall rule to use the Load Balancing pool as gateway I don’t have any connectivity.
    If I set it to use Router1’s IP as gateway it works fine.
    If I set it to use Router2’s IP as gateway, it also works fine.
    PLEASE HELP!

    Once I get the Load-Balancing working, I’ll set up Failover.
    Thanks.



  • You have the same subnet on all interfaces.
    This cannot work due to how routing works.
    You need separate subnets on all interfaces.

    example:
    Router1: 192.168.1.1/24
    Router1: 192.168.2.1/24
    pfSense WAN1: 192.168.1.2/24
    pfSense WAN2: 192.168.2.2/24
    pfSense LAN: 172.17.0.1/24



  • Thank you. I will give it a try as per you suggestions and report back here.



  • All of our workstations have static IP's assigned between 192.168.0.10 and 192.168.0.200. We do not want to change these IP's.

    I'm assuming that if I change the PFSense LAN IP to a different subnet, the workstations won;t be able to access PFSense as a gateway. Am I right?

    If so, what would you suggest?



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    You have the same subnet on all interfaces.
    This cannot work due to how routing works.
    You need separate subnets on all interfaces.

    example:
    Router1: 192.168.1.1/24
    Router1: 192.168.2.1/24
    pfSense WAN1: 192.168.1.2/24
    pfSense WAN2: 192.168.2.2/24
    pfSense LAN: 172.17.0.1/24

    ^What he said!    ;)



  • @jhaywood:

    All of our workstations have static IP's assigned between 192.168.0.10 and 192.168.0.200. We do not want to change these IP's.

    I'm assuming that if I change the PFSense LAN IP to a different subnet, the workstations won;t be able to access PFSense as a gateway. Am I right?

    If so, what would you suggest?

    Use different IPs?

    Router1: 10.0.1.1/24
    Router1: 10.0.2.1/24
    pfSense WAN1: 10.0.1.2/24
    pfSense WAN2: 10.0.2.2/24
    pfSense LAN: 192.168.0.1/24



  • HI Guys,

    I set it up as above and it still wasn't working. Then I figured out that I setup my Hyper V Virtual PC's VLAN's/virtual network adapters (is there a difference?) incorrectly .

    All is working now. Now for the fine tuning.

    Thanks a million for your help.  ;D


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