[pfSense] Dual WAN (on VLAN) failover
joland at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 19:46:39 EDT 2011
I have a problem getting WAN failover to work.
One wrinkle compared to all the other descriptions I've seen is that
the WAN connections are using the same NIC, but are on different
(I know that's not exactly the recommended way of doing failover, but
you gotta do what you can).
To start with, I read through a bunch of other peoples howto's, with
this one being the one that seemed simplest/most up to date:
In my case, both WAN connections are using dynamic DHCP addresses, so
the 2 default dynamic gateways are used.
The first problem I ran into is that I can't remove the "default
gateway" flag from these automatically generated gateways.
After a bunch of poking around, I found out that by changing the
"Monitor IP" on the gateway, I am allowed to remove the flag as well.
Is that safe? ie, will an IP address change on the interface still
reconfigure the gateway (keeping the Monitor IP and flag status)?
Second problem was that when the primary WAN connection went down, the
pfSense UI got slower than anything.
Third problem ... the failover never even worked!
Any ideas or recommendations?
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