Selecting Public IPs on Dual WAN?



  • Just finished my first setup of pfSense and setting up Dual WAN on it following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omuklZrzopM

    Tested and it works awesome!

    I noticed that the public IP is changing whenever I start a new session being even a new browser tab.

    Is there a way to somehow select a default IP address and use only that to access the internet? For example only public IP from WAN1 (ISP 1) is to be used, but still use load balancing?

    Or is there a way to force a certain PC in the LAN to use only one WAN instead of both? Let's say I setup my laptop to use only WAN2 and my desktop only use WAN1 without using load balancing of course. The idea is to choose manually only one ISP to use per PC in order to preserve a fixed IP whenever needed.

    Is any of this possible and how?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can't load balance the traffic out both WANs using one public IP address (without BGP or other means that are far beyond what you're talking about)

    You can force a specific PC out a specific WAN by adding a rule above the current rules to match them and send their traffic out one gateway (or a failover group that prefers one gateway)



  • @jimp:

    You can't load balance the traffic out both WANs using one public IP address (without BGP or other means that are far beyond what you're talking about)

    You can force a specific PC out a specific WAN by adding a rule above the current rules to match them and send their traffic out one gateway (or a failover group that prefers one gateway)

    Since I only have 2 devices on my LAN that need load balancing, I ended up creating 2 rules specifically for them and left everyone else use the faster WAN by default. Seemed more logical than creating exceptions for each PC.