PFSENSE Load Balance with Fail Over

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Load Balance with Fail Over
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Following are the Installation instructions of PFSense beginning at first Login to setup Load Balance and Fail over procedures for outbound Internet traffic. Outbound Terminology means LAN users Internet requests. It is advisable to check for any current updates and apply them prior to configuring PFSense. It is also advisable to configure PFSense manually for each installation; it is not recommended that you import a previous configuration file. This configuration manual also assumes that you understand how to install PFSense and that you PC Hardware is configured with 3 or more Network Adaptors. This tutorial covers a basic Load Balance and Fail over installation only and does NOT cover Hardened Firewall procedures.

What hardware will I need?

PFSense Hardware compatibility can be found at the following link. To load balance Internet connections you will need a minimum of PC with a
133MHz CPU but 400MHz CPU is recommended with
Minimum of 128MB RAM and a
1GB Hard Drive
3 Network Interface Adaptors
2 ADSL Ethernet Routers
2 Static IP Addresses from your ISP
Most Likely 2 ADSL
Accounts 2 Telephone Lines with ADSL enabled

The PFSense Firewall PC specifications that this document was create on uses the following

Intel P4 2GHz CPU
1GB pc2700 RAM (2 x 512MB Dual Channel)
40GB IDE ATA100 Harddrive
4 Netgear GA311 Gigabit Network Interface Adaptors with the Realtek 81695 chipset
2 DLInk DSL-502T ADSL Routers
2 Static IP Addresses from ISP
2 ADSL Accounts
2 Telephone lines ADSL enabled

Alternative PFSense compatible Hardware configurations can be found at;

Plan your PFSense Network Configuration Addresses prior to setup, it makes it easier during the setup process. Ensure that you DO NOT use conflicting IP Address ranges and Subnets. LAN and WAN and OPT addresses can not begin with the same IP range. You will ADSL Routers to suit the Static IP Address Range that you have chosen for your Gatway’s for both WAN and OPT Interfaces.

If you require instructions on configuring an additional LAN or DMZ interfaces, please visit the PFSense website for Tutorials and the Support Forum for additional assistance.

FIRST LOGIN The first Login to PFSense using your web browser and navigate to and use the Username: admin and the Password: pfsense to administer your PFSense firewall. You will be greeted by PFSense System Overview page which will look like:


LAN IP Address:

WAN IP Address:
WAN IP Gateway:
WAN Router IP:
Internet Static IP: ISP Assigned

OPT1 IP Address:
OPT1 IP Gateway:
OPT1 Router IP:
Internet Static IP: ISP Assigned


Selecting from the System Menu, use either the Setup Wizard or General Setup to manually setup your PFSense Firewall.


Using the Setup Wizard, it will lead you through the setup process to customize your PFSense Firewall to your global location time zone, the DNS server IP addresses of your ISP, set your Admin password, your LAN IP (Recommend leaving set as default) and then to the WAN Interface.

It is advisable to plan ahead what IP address ranges you are going to use.

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