Dual Wan Help



  • Hello,

    Currently my setup is two ADSL connections and I want to get double the speed. Most of the tutorials I am finding are for a different version of the software. I am looking for a Dual wan setup for dummies. Surely someone has created a step by step guide for how to do all the configuration with this type of setup.

    There most likely will be some flaming of why didn't you go through the 74 pages of threads to find someone that could answer your questions. The answer is it should be stickied at the top of the list so that the reoccurring questions can be simply answered. I had a linksys router with dual wan inputs and within 5 minutes I had it up and running. It seems that this is meant to be some enterprise level product, but geez I don't want to be a network tech to understand all of this.

    Please please please can someone help?



  • take a look at docs.pfsense.com, there are many guides and howto there.

    Multi WAN / Load Balancing guide:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi_WAN_/_Load_Balancing



  • Note that your two pppoe interfaces can't use the same gateway. If this is the case you will need to place a NAT device between one of your WAN ports and the provider to be able to load balance properly.

    ref: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,28256.0.html



  • The guide that you had provided is different then the version I have installed PFSense 2.0

    If I have to put a router in front of my router, then I would prefer to revisit what product I will be using to load balance.

    Does anyone know of a different product that does this better?



  • http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-WAN_2.0

    That's the guide for 2.0. The limitation remains though; if you have more than one  connection sharing a gateway you will require a NAT device between pfsense and one gateway. I don't know another dual-WAN router that would do that for you.



  • I figured out what was wrong with my RV016, the MTU size was 1500 when it should have been 1492 for ADSL.

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9924/index.html

    This router allows you to load balance without putting a router in front of it.


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