I am using pfSense 2.0.2 and want to set up a failover between my normal WAN connection (GW_WAN) and a 3G surfstick (GW_OPT8). I put both in a gateway group called WAN_FAILOVER:
GW_WAN Tier1 (Monitor IP 220.127.116.11) GW_OPT8 Tier2 (Monitor IP 18.104.22.168)
Trigger level is member down.
Additionally I enabled "Allow default gateway switching" in System - Advanced - Miscellaneous. In the firewall rules on the VLAN interface where my compuster is connected to, I have set the WAN_FAILOVER group as gateway.
For testing the failover I removed the WAN (GW_WAN) ethernet cable. System log then looks like this:
Jan 12 19:42:32 php: : MONITOR: GW_WAN is down, removing from routing group Jan 12 19:42:32 php: : Default gateway down setting GW_OPT8 as default! Jan 12 19:42:19 apinger: ALARM: GW_WAN(22.214.171.124) *** down ***
Routing table also gets updated:
default 10.64.64.0 UGS 0 184 1492 ppp0
Any idea why it isn't working? Thanks!