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Feature #15426

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Add the ability to configure dynamic gateways even when they are offline

Added by Andrew Almond about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Gateways
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Description

For WAN interfaces set to DHCP, no gateway is created under System > Routing if the interface does not have a valid gateway. Our standard setup is to create a gateway group that contains WAN and WAN2, and set that group as the default gateway.

It would be nice to have an option on the interface to force creation of the corresponding dynamic gateway. We can work around it by creating a second "WAN" connection on the workbench, but this isn't always practical or possible.

Actions #1

Updated by Marcos M about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

This is already the case in 24.03 (dynamic gateways are saved to the config).

Actions #2

Updated by Andrew Almond about 1 month ago

I have a unit with 24.03 installed. Both WAN and WAN2 are DHCP. WAN is connected and has a valid IP configuration including gateway, while WAN2 is not connected.

On System > Routing > Gateways, only WAN_DHCP is listed.
On System > Routing > Gateway Groups, only WAN_DHCP is listed.

In this situation, is there any way to get WAN2_DHCP to appear as a gateway even though the interface has never been connected or configured?

Actions #3

Updated by Marcos M about 1 month ago

If it's created using the would-be name (use dynamic as the address). For further discussion, if needed, please post on the forum :)

Actions #4

Updated by Andrew Almond about 1 month ago

Marcos - thank you for pointing that out, it is exactly what I was looking for!

I would suggest adding a note to the UI field and also to the [documentation page
[https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/routing/gateway-configure.html]] since there is no mention of this on either.

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