[lug] Home Network Question

Dan Ferris dan at usrsbin.com
Mon Aug 20 08:19:40 MDT 2012

pfSense is an open source web base firewall.  It's BSD based, but it 
DOES handle multiple gateways.  I use it with 2 gateways at work. One 
primary and a failover/backup.

You can just install it on a firewall with 2 NICs, one to each provider.


On 8/20/2012 8:08 AM, Robert Racansky wrote:
> I have a friend who has two internet service providers (ISPs) running
> to his house: Wispertel/Skybeam and Century Link.
> He is setting up his home network so that each P.C. at home has two
> network cards, with a connection to each ISP's modem.  i.e., each P.C.
> will have one connection to the Wispertel modem, and one connection to
> the Century Link modem.
> Question:  How would you set up the network so that one device,
> instead of two, routes for the entire network?
> Diagram and details at
> http://www.peeniewallie.com/2012/08/robs-home-network.html
> Feel free to answer on this e-mail list (which he does not read, but
> I'll forward to him) and/or leave a comment at the URL above.
> Thanks.
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