1 DSL line and 1 (one way sattelite line)



  • I am installing 1 dsl line and 1 (one way sattelite line) for fast browsing and download, but i like to forward the voip, chatt and online games to use the dsl line, while keep surfing and download to use the one way sattelite.

    help is appreciated

    hadi57



  • @hadi57:

    I am installing 1 dsl line and 1 (one way sattelite line) for fast browsing and download, but i like to forward the voip, chatt and online games to use the dsl line, while keep surfing and download to use the one way sattelite.

    help is appreciated

    hadi57

    The easiest way to do this is to make the DSL line your primary WAN (the WAN interface) and put the satellite connection on an OPT WAN.  Then use policy routing (gateway option on the firewall rules) to direct port 80/443 to the web.  You'll have issues with things like P2P, if you want that to work, I'd switch my suggestion, but you'll have to micro-manage all the games and whatnot going out the secondary WAN then.

    –Bill



  • thanks for the reply

    no problem the p2p at the moment since i am separating upload and download with 2 sources, but i dont like p2p running ofcorse since it will consume most of my bandwith. by the way my sattelite connection is windows pci based so i coming through windows sahring (i dont like using windows, but i have not choice at the moment), can u give me suggestion how to deal with this situation in detail considering my lack of knoledge in networking.

    thank you

    hadi57



  • @hadi57:

    thanks for the reply

    no problem the p2p at the moment since i am separating upload and download with 2 sources, but i dont like p2p running ofcorse since it will consume most of my bandwith. by the way my sattelite connection is windows pci based so i coming through windows sahring (i dont like using windows, but i have not choice at the moment), can u give me suggestion how to deal with this situation in detail considering my lack of knoledge in networking.

    thank you

    hadi57

    You'll end up with a windows box that's basically unused (or at least unable to make use of the load balanced connection), but this is pretty simple.

    DSL line either terminates on a modem that handles PPPOE (I'm assuming PPPOE here of course) and hands off an ethernet connection with IP frames, or it terminates on a modem that just bridges the PPPOE over to an ethernet connection that's basically passing only PPP frames.  The main difference here for you is which box does the PPP conversion work, the modem or pfSense.  We only support PPPOE on WAN currently I believe, so in the scenario where PPPOE terminates at pfSense, you'll have to have the DSL be your WAN interface.

    The satellite connection terminates in the Windows box and you hand off an already NAT'd ethernet connection that's sending on IP frames.  You can use a crossover connection between the Windows box and the OPT interface on your pfSense box, assign static addresses to both the Windows box (inside IP) and the pfSense OPT interface.

    After that, you should be able to follow most if not all the multi-wan tips and tutorials we have floating around.

    –Bill



  • thank you very much Bill for the reply ill try this senario as soon as i get my dsl available (it will be wireless speed touch with router) , at the moment i have the sattelite connection ready and  running connected to windows 2000 professional (i beleive it is the least headache form microsoft) i which there is a way to do it with out widows box, any ways the sat company said they'r working on a box to elimiate windows and just use as simple box (probably linux based) with lan connetion soon.

    thanks again

    hadi


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