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pfSense English Support => Routing and Multi WAN => Topic started by: pranavet on July 21, 2014, 06:28:05 pm

Title: One WAN as Default gateway while using 3 WANs as load balancing
Post by: pranavet on July 21, 2014, 06:28:05 pm
I am using Multi WAN (3 WANs) setup.  When I got to "System --> Routing --> Gateways" I have to select one of the WAN as DEFAULT.  Would it affect my LoadBalancing ?  I have already created new Firewall Rule for (LAN) by selecting GATEWAY as "loadbalancing" rule.
Title: Re: One WAN as Default gateway while using 3 WANs as load balancing
Post by: spice on December 03, 2017, 05:49:44 am
Hi, i am in the same condition,  i dont unrstand the following thing:
when you create a group of tree gateways (all tier 1), what we are suppose to do with the defaul gateway option?
To leave it marked or to unmark?
thank you in advance
Title: Re: One WAN as Default gateway while using 3 WANs as load balancing
Post by: ashima on December 04, 2017, 08:19:32 pm


Hi spice,

       You can leave the default gateway as it is. In your Firewall LAN rules add a rule before the default rule with gateway as loadbalancing gateway.

The default gateway is required if you are doing static routing.

cheers,
Ashima
Title: Re: One WAN as Default gateway while using 3 WANs as load balancing
Post by: supermon on December 05, 2017, 09:29:16 pm
You can think of the default gateway as your primary wan. But this gets affected by your gateway groups when LB kicks in.
Title: Re: One WAN as Default gateway while using 3 WANs as load balancing
Post by: kpa on December 07, 2017, 06:50:22 am
Do note that traffic originating from the pfSense system itself will always use the default gateway. It's not possible to redirect locally originating traffic to a specific WAN connection or to a gateway group in pfSense/FreeBSD.