Can We do Link Aggregation from Pfsense?



  • Hi Everybody,

    Can we do link aggregation from PFsense? if yes please show me the steps.  MY requrement is WAN(4Mbps) + Opt(2Mbps) = 6Mbps of output

    Please Help me….... ::) ::) ::)

    Vidu


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If they are both DSL and your ISP supports MLPPP, then yes, it can aggregate.

    Otherwise you can only do connection-based load balancing, which means any single connection can only max out one of the WANs, but something like bittorrent that uses multiple connections will max out both.





  • I want to do Link bonding. Yes my ADSL links are supporting to MLPP. I want to do WAN(4Mbps) + Opt(2Mbps) = Result 6Mbps



  • Yes pfSense will do mlppp.

    Do a forum search. Theres a bunch here showing how.



  • Hi,

    I'm using pfsnese 2.0-RELEASE (i386).  I'm not a expert in pfsense. Please give me link which shows step by step guide of how to do MLPPP with pfsense? I need steps of how to do MLPPP in pfsense.

    Please help me… :) :)



  • @abcvidu:

    Hi,

    I'm using pfsnese 2.0-RELEASE (i386).  I'm not a expert in pfsense. Please give me link which shows step by step guide of how to do MLPPP with pfsense? I need steps of how to do MLPPP in pfsense.

    Please help me… :) :)

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-Link_PPP_(MP/MLPPP)



  • @Jason:

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-Link_PPP_(MP/MLPPP)

    That's the one you want. Note that that document assumes that both links are the same speed, and you will end up with a bundle that is 2x your slower link, so 2x2=4mbps, which is probably what you want.

    When setting up your PPPoE bundle on the PPPs page, click the Advanced button and you can set individual link speed for assymmetric bonding. Honestly I don't know if you're supposed to put the upload or download speed in there, so play with it and see what works.

    I would also appreciate it if you post back to let us know what you learn with it so that the wiki (and possibly pfsense) can be updated to be more specific.



  • @clarknova:

    @Jason:

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-Link_PPP_(MP/MLPPP)

    That's the one you want. Note that that document assumes that both links are the same speed, and you will end up with a bundle that is 2x your slower link, so 2x2=4mbps, which is probably what you want.

    When setting up your PPPoE bundle on the PPPs page, click the Advanced button and you can set individual link speed for assymmetric bonding. Honestly I don't know if you're supposed to put the upload or download speed in there, so play with it and see what works.

    I would also appreciate it if you post back to let us know what you learn with it so that the wiki (and possibly pfsense) can be updated to be more specific.

    I'd think it would be upload.  You wouldn't have any control over what link a download comes in on, that would be up to the other end of the connection.


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