PFSense Grinds network to a halt
hello, i've got an existing network with 3 adsl gateways, windows based dns/dhcp etc and a full network with about 50 devices. I want to bring pfsense in to do load balencing on the gateways / squid proxy. I installed it and it was working. Added 3 gateways and squid proxy / squid filter. Was all working fine for about an hour, then it did something that just killed the network. I don't know if it's broadcast spamming or something but the entire network stopped as if a switch had a loopback. The pfsense server is a virtual esxi server and i've got it setup with one interface
stephenw10 Netgate Administrator
A lot more info required please. It does sound like a routing problem. Are you using VLANs to seperate your DSL connections? Are you using the same ISP? Same gateway IP?
What's your network's default gateway? If it's 192.168.1.1, it would be because of a duplicate gateway. That will wreak havoc with a network.