Want to build a dual WAN Linux router

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I've been looking for some guides for how to set up a dual WAN router and I'm having a tough time finding some how-to's. I've tried pfSense and find it kind of difficult to configure. I have it installed but am stuck getting the WAN ports configured.

Is there a way to do this in a Linux setup that anyone knows of?
 

iamwhoiamtoday

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Zentyal, IPFire, and ClearOS are all pretty easy / straightforward to setup, at least, in my experience. Never had the dual WAN thing going on though, just the simple / straight forward single 'net connection.
 

robvas

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PfSense is the easy way to do it. What were you having problems with? Make sure your ping probes are on different gateways or the failover won't work.
 

TCM2

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OpenBSD has virtual routing tables (rdomains). Traffic is assigned using pf. You could force some clients over one link, round-robin between links or hack together some failover.

I'm running 6 VPNs where one of them is tunneled through another one. It's a breeze not worrying about 6+ different default routes or overlapping VPN client addresses.

There's no fancy HTTP interface though, only clean BSD design.
 
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