2nd Gateway problem



  • I am a newbie for pfSense and I've been struggle to make the dual WAN works.

    I have 2 WAN connection. If I setup only one of them, it works fine. But when I enable both lines, the 2nd gateway(OPT1) always shows "offline". This is before I even try to group them into load balance.

    Please help. Thanks.



  • Here are more screen shots after config load balance:










  • Sorry, fotget to mention the pfSense version:
    2.0-RC1 (i386)
    built on Mon Apr 11 20:18:16 EDT 2011



  • Even though that the 2nd Gateway shows "offline", I can ping from the OPT1 line anyway. Does this means the dual-wan load balancing works?




  • can you ping the monitor-ip from your opt1 interface ?

    If the monitor-ip blocks icmp (ping, ….) then it will allways show offline
    you can specify any public ip as a custom monitor ip, but static routes will be added for that Ip-adress on that interface.
    So for example if you set your monitor-ip of OPT1 to 8.8.8.8 then all traffic from lan-->8.8.8.8 will go over opt1

    your gateway monitors need this to be online if you wish to loadbalance using the loadbalancer-gateway-group in your firewall rules


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