Advice on multi wan setup - 2.0-RC3



  • Hi, im just looking for some advice on my current setup which is 2 wan 1 lan. What i want out of the setup is to have all gaming traffic directed to one wan, and all other traffic directed to the other wan. I currently have rules setup under 'LAN' directing certain ports to gw_opt1 but I'm not 100% sure they are only being directed to that gw.

    I've looked around the forums(some may say not hard enough, but i have..) for people posting about similar setup's and they have, but i either don't fully understand what people are suggesting or they are unanswered posts. So I hoped perhaps someone could lend a hand, or maybe suggest a more optimal setup? Ty in advance for any help :)

    Explaination: http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/6529/picovw.png



  • What version of PfSense are you running?



  • @ampwifi:

    What version of PfSense are you running?

    2.0-RC3, but will be upgrading to 2.0-Release when I get the opportunity



    1. create port alias for webbrowsing
    2. create firewall rule(lan tab) to make browsing trafic use one gateway
    3. create firewall rule(lan tab) to make any trafic to use another gateway

    this works so far when games isn't using 80, 443 trafic(HTTP, HTTPS)

    but if you want loadbalancing/failover you should try to read old posts



  • @Metu69salemi:

    1. create port alias for webbrowsing
    2. create firewall rule(lan tab) to make browsing trafic use one gateway
    3. create firewall rule(lan tab) to make any trafic to use another gateway

    this works so far when games isn't using 80, 443 trafic(HTTP, HTTPS)

    This is similar to what i have setup at the moment, except my current rules basically only point all the gaming to gw_opt1 and that's all the rules i have. Should i really be setting browsing ports to gw_wan aswell? I was under the impresion that everything that wasnt defined would default to gw_wan, correct me if im wrong.

    @Metu69salemi:

    but if you want loadbalancing/failover you should try to read old posts

    I'm not really sure what is most suitable to my network lol :-[, that's why I posted here hoping for some suggestions. The reason we have an inexperienced person such as I doing this is because the previous tech who installed it no longer works here so I'm left to learn it, just finding it hard to decide.. whether or not to go for load balancing or just try to direct traffic the way im already trying to. Sorry to be a noob haha..



  • loadbalancing with sticky connections helps you out and with failover you still have internet connection while another gateway is down.

    you can also use that one which i provided if you change the default rules gateway to specific gateway, so all the trafic which isn't routed to another gateway goes through another one



  • http://imageshack.us/g/854/ports.jpg/

    Do these rules and ports look ok? I haven't setup load balancing though, is that fine? Does that mean i cant use sticky connections if i dont use load balancing? Also is it possible to implement load balancing without any current connections being dropped?



  • bump :-[



  • it seems to be fine.


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