Multi-wan questions, having problems.



  • I am using 2 internet connections at my workplace. 1-Satellite based Wild blue. 2-4g/WI-MAX based Clear Wireless. My need is rather simple, I think, but all I want pfsense to do, is to use internet connection 1 primarially, and switch to 2 when 1 is down. I have played around and have gotten fairly deep, but have not been able to get this working. or my "test" is not proper. I've been setting up what I believe to be right, and then I just unplug the internet connection 1, and then try to to open websites, and nothing works. plug it back in, and it works. So, I am obviously not doing it properly. I've googled many times and found some youtube videos but I have had no luck there obviously. Can I get someone to point me to a website or howto or vid for my setup? I am not trying to host any services, we only have about 5 employees and maybe a customer or 2 in any one time using the internet, so i don't really need load balancing. I just want it to switch to the other when one fails.



  • I seem to be bordering on getting it working… But I can't seem to create the 'trigger' for it to realize that wan1 has failed, switch to wan2.



  • So, on the filter rule I just had to switch "wan" to "lan" finally got it working today.



  • Glad you got it working.

    Question is there a reason you would not want it to Load balance ? Gateways at the same priority to not only provide a redundant connection but also to provide a faster connection to your hosts?



  • @robtoronto:

    Question is there a reason you would not want it to Load balance ? Gateways at the same priority to not only provide a redundant connection but also to provide a faster connection to your hosts?

    This has nothing to do with the OP, but in my particular setup I have a business WAN connection and a residential WAN connection.  My ISP worked with Spamhaus and declared their residential IP range as potential spammer addresses.  So if my mail server fails to the residential gateway all of my outgoing email will get flagged as spam.  So in my annoying situation the residential fails over to the business WAN but not the other way around.  I'd rather be hard down and haze the ISP then lose outgoing emails to being flagged as spam.


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