[2.0] Multi Wan Dynamic Load Balancing Bandwitdh

  • Hello,

    I have 2 ADSL/TV connections 10Mbits and using Load Balancing 50/50 with the 2 gateways. It's working very well but when i'm using the TV Service on one, it drops the 10M to 4M for internet.
    So with multiple downloads, the total bandwidth is not 10M + 4M but 4M+4M like according the 50/50 split with Weight 1. PfSense 1.2.3 worked like a charm with this case…

    Can PfSense 2.0 do dynamic splitting to use 10M+4M (or 4M+10M) like Pfsense 1.2.3 ?

    Thanks  ;)

  • When editing a gateway hit the Advanced button and there you can set a weight.

  • The 2 gateways already have the same weight like i said  ;)

    Very strange between 1.2.3 and 2.0. I tested the multiwan with another Funkwerk firewall, I have my 10M+4M when necessary.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    pfsense 1.2.3 had no true concept of weight, using 2.0 with the weight the same would be identical to 1.2.3 with one entry for each WAN in the gateway pool.

    Neither 1.2.3 or 2.0 consider the actual bandwidth for load balancing - the balancing is done in round-robin style based on connections.

    The only thing that would be limiting bandwidth would be traffic shaping/limters, and those would have to be setup separately.