Issue with static route

  • Hello,

    I have two pfSense routers: - Router 1 - Router 2 - Example target

    I have created a static route on for with as the gateway. If a computer using as its gateway connects to, the connection will last for 60 seconds and it then drops. In this case, I am connecting to via SSH. This setup used to work when Router 2 was a DD-WRT system.

    Do I need to make any special firewall rules on Router 1 and/or Router 2 for this to work? Both Router 1 and Router 2 are NAT gateways as I have two internet connections. Most of the hosts on my network use whereas a handful use

    Any help would be appreciated.



  • do you have routes on router2  to the router-1 subnet ?

  • No I do not. What do you suggest that I create?

  • I just thought I would report back. It was Firewall related as the 'Bypass firewall rules for traffic on the same interface' option under 'System' -> 'Advanced' did the trick. I applied this setting to router 1 and now it's all good.

    Thanks for your help!

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