pFsense Dual WAN - Unable to add monitor IP's

Hi everyone, need some help and advice please?

I have recently returned home to the UK from two years travelling for business. I used to have a pFsense router taking care of all my internet needs, but that router was given away when I left the country.

I have just returned and built myself a new Router. However, I am experiencing a weird issue and was wondering if anyone could help please?

I am running the latest 2.4.5 R1.

I have two WAN VDSL circuits running PPPoE. Both at 80Mbps.

I have One LAN Interface.

I have setup and tested both WAN interfaces and when I set each interface to be the default gateway, I can successfully route traffic.

I have now setup Gateway groups with a view to using the interfaces to Loadbalance. When I look at the interfaces on the dashboard or look at the status of the Gateway Groups the status is RED.

After some reading on the internet I have tried to add a dedicated Monitor IP address. For example

However, when I try to apply the changes for the interface monitor IP address I receive this error?

"The following input errors were detected:

The field Name is required.
The gateway name must be less than 32 characters long, may not consist of only numbers, may not consist of only underscores, and may only contain the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, _"

I must have forgotten how to set this up correctly or something has changed over the last two years?

Surely I cannot Set a Gateway Name and Gateway IP Address if the interfaces are already dynamically assigned IP’s from my ISP’s??

I have tried finding the answer on the internet but I am becoming increasingly frustrated and would appreciate some help?

What am I doing wrong :slight_smile: ??

Thanks in advance


You just need to fill in the Name field (below is mine):

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Fantastic, genius :slight_smile:
Thanks so much, I could not figure out what I had done wrong.

Thanks again!