3 WANS, slow internet. . .



  • Hi,
    I've got 3 WANs configured as ISP1, ISP2, and ISP3;

    Created a load balmced group named gw_balance using all three at tier1;

    ISP1 and ISP2 run at the same speed with a weight of 5 because they have the same speed;
    ISP3 is weighted as 1 because of its speed which is 50% slower than 1 and 2;

    but everything seemed to slow down.

    took off ISP3 from the gw_balance group and the speed came up as xpected.

    what seems to be the problem?



  • Could it be that the 'weight' is in reverse order?

    1 = Highest Priority



  • Thanks for the suggestion deviant. But according to https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-WAN_2.0, 5 is the highest priority:

    "By default all WANs on the same tier are considered equal when doing load balancing. If your WANs are different speeds, the weight parameter lets you give the system some bias toward a faster link. If you had a 50Mbit line and a 10Mbit line you probably would not want to share them equally, as it would often leave the 50Mbit line underloaded and the 10Mbit line overloaded. You can give your 50MBit line a weight of 5 so that you get a 5:1 ratio of usage to prefer the faster WAN."


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