Dual WAN - With a difference…



  • Hi  guys,

    Let me see if I can explain my conundrum clearly.

    Our site has 2 WAN connections. One has a Cisco attached to it and one has a Draytek. Both gateways can be accessed on our internal LAN. I want to replace the ageing Cisco with a pfSense firewall and use the draytek as a secondary. Is there any way I can have a WAN2 that points to the draytek box even though it's on our internal LAN?

    Thanks in advance…

    T



  • First, I'm not sure why you would keep two gateways on a single LAN, but then there's a lot I don't know.

    What do you mean by "use the draytek as a secondary"? In the simplest scenario you replace the Cisco with pfsense and configure it the same. Nothing changes from the user's point of view.

    Is there any way I can have a WAN2 that points to the draytek box even though it's on our internal LAN?

    Are you doing that now with the Cisco? I believe you can set a static route in pfsense to use the Draytek as a gateway, then configure load balancing, failover, or policy routing as you would with a second LAN. As far as I know there's no problem having pfsense route between multiple hosts on the same network as long as your gateways, NAT and firewall rules are set up correctly. Then again, I haven't tried it.


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