Dual WAN/Load Balance/Failover …. can't connect to FTP Server?
I'm trying from my pfSense network to connect to a FTP server on the internet and no matter what server I try… it times out! I didn't have this problem before I setup the Dual WAN setup so I suspect that's what is causing the issue.
Alright so here is some background on the network setup:
-WAN: Intel Pro 1000 (em based): 10Mb/1Mb Cable Internet Line
-WAN2: 1 Realtek 10/100 (rl based): 8Mb/768Kb ADSL Line
-LAN: Intel Pro 1000 (em based): Goes out to Netgear 24 Port Switch
-Most devices are connected via wireless, maximum of around 37 devices, ~8 hardwired, rest are WiFi
-Three DD-WRT based WAPs are placed throughout the building that are wired to switch
-pfSense box specs: Celeron 1.2GHz, 384MB RAM (~30% Usage), 20GB HDD (<1% Usage), 0% Swap Usage
-Load balanced and Failovers
-State Table Size: 866/30,000
-MBUF Usage: 516/1035
I've created a LAN interface rule that any TCP/UDP FTP traffic originating from the LAN Subnet uses WAN2 and fails over to WAN1. But no luck. Any ideas?
- enable the ftp helper at interfaces>lan
- create a rule at firewall>rules, lan: pass any protocol, any source to destination 127.0.0.1, gateway default
- save, apply
- diagnostices>states, reset states
ftp will work now.