Multi Wan Config troubles



  • Hey,

    We change our ISP and want to eliminate the break in our services (RDP,Mail,WWW etc.)
    So my plan is to set the new ISP as our internet connection and let the old ISP to route our services as it do now.
    So i use a system with 3 network cards and restore the config from the original system.
    Then i set the 3rd network card with the network parameter of the new ISP (for testing i didn't connect the old ISP on let them disconnect) , the firewall itself get a internet connection because it is possible for it to check updates but pcs on LAN didn't get a connection.
    If i set the ISP parameters to WAN Port the internet connection work fine.
    So i don't want a load balance or anything similar.
    Can anybody help me or a step by step tutorial what i had to do

    thx



  • something to do just on this part :

    "Then i set the 3rd network card with the network parameter of the new ISP (for testing i didn't connect the old ISP on let them disconnect) , the firewall itself get a internet connection because it is possible for it to check updates but pcs on LAN didn't get a connection. "

    i think this happens because pfsense uses a default gateway in terms of single WAN but having 2 WAN it should be directed to which WAN it will be using… even it will not be for load balancing.

    i'm using a dual wan & dual lan, this might be of assistance to you... (4-NICs)

    supposing you're done w/ WAN setup;
    go to firewall>rules
    modify you rules for LAN

    point your LAN gateway to your new ISP gateway (configured from system>routing)

    FIREWALL>RULES

    Proto -->any
    Source -->LAN subnet
    Port -->any
    Destination-->any
    Port -->any
    Gateway -->ISP gateway (configured from system>routing)

    *in firewall>rules gateway value is set in the advanced feature>gateway

    hope this got your query...



  • So you want all your PCs to use the new ISP connection and let the old ISP just for incoming requests and access? Just set the new ISP's gateway as the system default gateway in System -> Routing. Remember to flush the state table before testing.

    (Considering you are not using policy routing to choose the gateway on the LAN rules)