On WAN2 cant ping outside from pfsense itself. But LAN can reach "internet"
Seems that I have an issue when WAN1 (primary) goes down.
If I connect via SSH to the pfsense I cant ping outside addresses like 22.214.171.124
But if I reconnect the WAN1 I can ping 126.96.36.199 from pfsense.
The LAN is not affected by this problem, all the hosts can access anything like normal.
When WAN1 is disconnected and we are running on WAN2
[2.2.6-RELEASE][admin@xxxx]/home/admin: ping 188.8.131.52 PING 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11): 56 data bytes ^C --- 18.104.22.168 ping statistics --- 15 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss
When WAN1 is up I get this
[2.2.6-RELEASE][admin@xxxx]/home/admin: ping 22.214.171.124 PING 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=0 ttl=45 time=36.921 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=1 ttl=45 time=38.392 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=2 ttl=45 time=44.726 ms ^C --- 22.214.171.124 ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 36.921/40.013/44.726/3.386 ms
So what can make the LAN work flawless but the pfsense itself have problems.
This problem makes it impossible to remote manage the pfsense.
I can see in the firewall logs that my remote connection shows up ass PASSED on WAN2 interface if I try HTTPS to the pfsense. But from the remote client it show connection timeout in browser. So it feels like a routing issue from the pfsense itself.
I notice that under Gateways, the gateway for WAN1 have (Default) next to it, even though I did not check the Default checkbox during the creation of the Gateway.
From diagnostics Ping, if I choose interface WAN2 I can Ping and from LAN, but not from localhost. But when WAN1 is connected, localhost also works
l4k3k3m4n last edited by
I guess for your LAN you have a gateway failover group attached to the firewall rules so you use WAN2 when WAN1 is down.
The pfsense itself will always use the default gateway.
You need to apply default gateway switching if you want this behavior.
Thank you l4k3k3m4n. I think this will fix it. Will enable it from System -> Advanced -> Miscellaneous -> Load Balancing. It where unchecked now. Will mark as solved after I have verified that it works.
Worked perfect. Thanks again :D