Multi WAN with Enable default gateway switching - gateway priority
Hi, I have a pfSense router with multiple WAN interfaces (Ethernet and 3G) and would like to set up failover. There are also several subnets in my LAN, so there are four gateways defined:
1. Default GW - WAN (weight 4)
2. GW to subnet 1 (weight 1)
3. GW to subnet 2 (weight 1)
4. GW to 3G (weight 2)
As I understand, the higher weight GW should get used first.
There are also site-to-site VPN, so I need the default gateway switching. However, for some reason when the default GW goes down, pfSense always switches to "GW to subnet 1" instead of "GW to 3G".
How do I make the router swich from Default GW to 3G instead of the internal gateways?
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weight should be thought of as % of use in a group for round robin load balancing
OK, so weight setting has no effect for me (since I want failover, not load balancing). So how do I make pfSense switch from "default GW" to "3G GW" and not to "gateway to subnet 1"?
Create a gateway group with the default gateway as tier 1 and the 3g as tier 2 and the other gateways as Never.
System > Routing, Groups
That didn't work, however, I figured it out and am leaving here for others with the same problem.
I had to mark the other two gateways as "down". Static routes still work (as I intended), but now the default gw switches straight to GSM if the primary one fails.