Prefer one route over another?
I have 2 gateways on a pfsense box, one WAN link and one OpenVPN client link. The WAN gateway is set as the default gateway,and I want most of the traffic to go through this gateway, with only a few machines going over the OpenVPN link. The problem is the OpenVPN client is pulling 0.0.0.0/1 and 18.104.22.168/1 routes from the other side, which is more specific than the default route. As a result, all traffic is going over the OpenVPN link. I tried setting the gateways manully in the firewall rules, but the problem is I have multiple LAN subnets, and if I specify the gateway manually, those LAN subnets can no longer reach each other. I even tried setting up static routes for the WAN gateway, but pfsense seems to prefers the Openvpn client route over static routes.
How can I configure pfsense so that traffic will go out the WAN gateway by default, and still be able to communicate with the other LAN subnets? Thank-you.
1. Use "route-nopull" in the client config so it doesn't redirect all traffic there.
2. Make rules on your LAN to pass from local to local subnets with no gateway set.
3. Use gateways on rules to direct the rest of the traffic however you like.
That worked, thank-you so much.