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Archive => 18.7 Legacy Series => Topic started by: gica78r on January 22, 2019, 11:00:12 pm

Title: Dual wan setup not working
Post by: gica78r on January 22, 2019, 11:00:12 pm
Hi everyone. This is my first post on the forum but I can't find an answer in older posts.

I'm experiencing a strange issue. This is my setup:

Software: OPNsense 18.7.10_3-amd64
Hardware: PC Engines APU 1d4
Wan configuration

So my two gateways are configured over two logical vlan interfaces, both with pppoe. I have a gateway group called WAN, where wan1 is the main gateway (tier 1), while wan2 is the backup gateway (tier 2). The DNS servers are configured in the right way, one server per gateway (I'm using OpenDNS servers: and To monitor the status of the gateway I'm using the Google's DNS server addresses ( and

Issue description: if both gateways are online, all works fine and wan1 is the default route:
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root@apu:~ # netstat -r
Routing tables

Destination        Gateway            Flags     Netif Expire
default        UGS      pppoe0           UGHS     pppoe1        UGHS     pppoe0

....         UGHS     pppoe1      UGHS     pppoe0

If the main gateway goes offline, the backup link works for a few seconds (I can see my public ip change) and then the firewall stops forwarding traffic; the second gateway stays online, but the firewall misses a default route:

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root@apu:~ # netstat -r
Routing tables

Destination        Gateway            Flags     Netif Expire           UGHS     pppoe1
....         UGHS     pppoe1

This issue happens both with active/standby wan links and active/active (load balancing) wan links. I tried to configure one of the gateways as the default one, bot nothing changed.

It can be possible that this issue is due to the fact that I'm using two logical interfaces on the same physical interface for the wan links? Has anyone had the same problem?

Thank you in advance!