Static route problem

  • I trying instructions from this forums since 2.0 beta versions and i can't solve the problem, i have configured static routes to use with Erp applications, internal mail server, ftp transfer and voip between office localized in different sites of my country, all works fine and connected through service provider with data channels, and working fine with pfsense 1.2.2, my principal site have internet connection and i share with all sites.

    I have pfsense 2.0.1 in principal site, network pfsense box is and static route is to connect all sites.

    In secondary site i have pfsense 2.0.1 network pfsense box is and static route is to principal and other sites, traffic to principal site stop (FTP,SMP,http) no all times but fails.

    In third site i have pfsense 1.2.2 network pfsense box static route is to connect to principal and other sites, all work fine, i install pfsense 2.0.1 and get same result as secondary site.

    if i install pfsense 1.2.2 in secondary site all static routes work fine with all sites, problem is present in 2.0.1 with upload traffics with principal site.

    if i remove pfsense boxes all work fine, i test with monowall and other firewall linux based and fisical routes and works fine

    i posted in forums this issues, i used all instruction forums but problems persist, 2.0 is very good.

    how i can monitor to find problem, i am sure that is a bug i have testing since first beta version.


    Nicanor Martinez

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I moved this to a new thread since the previous thread you hijacked was already answered and your issue may not be related.

    Please review the following link again and make sure your interface rules take this into account if you are defining gateways on firewall rules (for static route networks, you must pass -without a gateway set on the firewall rule- so the traffic follows the system routing table.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I deleted your identical post from another thread you hijacked. Please keep discussion of one problem in one thread, and do not hijack existing unrelated threads.

  • Thanks,

    But i use this setting and problem persist.

    i am going to send images of my configuration to find the problem.



  • Please review my configurations images:

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Please re-read my earlier post, especially the part in bold.

  • About ?

    without a gateway set on the firewall rule

    I was used without a gateway before i changed according Policy Route Negation instruction.



  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Your rules passing to that gateway have the gateway set on the firewall rule, exactly what it says not to do. You do not set gateways on firewall rules for static routes.

    That is for multi-wan gateway selection, not static routes.

  • Ok understood,

    But i used before without gateway set on rules and same problem, i have multiwan configured and also static routes in secondary site,  i have same scenery in 1.2.2 and no problem, what is wrong ?



  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    1.2.x didn't show static route gateways in the firewall rule options.

    I'm not sure what you had setup there but it wasn't doing what you thought it was.

  • I resume…

    Principal site is not multiwan and have static routes pfsense 2.X ...

    Secondary site is multiwan and have static routes pfsense 2.x

    third site not multiwan only one LAN for 2 years and no problems, since 3 month i added multiwan an multilan same box same version with no changes and no traffic problems.

    I think multiwan an multilan configurations affects rules for static routes ?

    have any tool to monitor rules traffic for specific ip through static routes to find cause of block or transmission stop ?

    Thanks for your help


    Nicanor Martinez

  • Jimpp

    Comercial support can analize and solve my problems ?


    Nicanor Martinez

  • Hello,

    I recreating small environment with virtual box one pfsense acts as router and  second pfsense acts as firewall and windows xp virtual machine inside inet, configuring static route and after testing i found same issue when uploading data through static routes.

  • Explanation.

    Pfsense is router LAN is route to Lan ip is  wan ip is all traffic to deferents subnets pass i disabled packer filtering  on pfsense and configure and static route to principal firewall to reach secondary network

    Pfsense1 is firewall  wan is a public ip and LAN is local ip on inet network

    When i try to upload a file via ftp traffic stop from network to

    if you want to test i can upload all virtual environment to one server.



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