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 From:  "RP Smith" <rpsmith at hotmail dot com>
 To:  lists at mycommunitynet dot net, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Accessing a bridged DSL modem...
 Date:  Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:23:09 -0500

I have a cable modem that works in the bridging mode that has an internal 
web interface at and I have no problems getting to it.  Your 
m0n0wall should see the address as off net and send it to the 
wan interface.  Does anything show up in your m0n0wall logs?


>From: Aaron <lists at mycommunitynet dot net>
>To: 'm0n0wall' <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
>Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Accessing a bridged DSL modem...  Date: Fri, 29 Oct 
>2004 09:06:24 -0700
>>-------- Original Message --------
>>>I have ADSL and am using m0n0 1.1 on a soekris. My westell DSL modem is 
>>>set to do bridging but can be accessed at to get statistics.
>>>I have a static IP of 209.xxx.yyy.78 that is assigned to the WAN m0n0. My 
>>>LAN is Both of these are in a cold and dark place that 
>>>I never want to go. So when I need to access the modem to configure 
>>>anything or access it, I cannot do so easily. M0n0 doesn't know where 
>>> is.
>>>How would I have to configure m0n0 in order to access the DSL modem and 
>>>still be able to use the ISP's routable IP?
>>I think it's not easy with m0n0wall(not m0n0wall specific): that would 
>>mean changing the WAN IP to something in the range...
>>Of course, it's always *possible*, but you'll lose the Internet connection 
>>during that time. Maybe connecting a hub between the modem and m0n0wall 
>>with both WAN (for PPPoE) and OPT interfaces (to access the modem GUI) in 
>>parallel may work but I'm not even sure.
>>Question: why access the modem? What to configure? When it's up and 
>>running, you shouldn't have to access it anymore.
>>-- Vincent
>>PS: buy a light and a polar fleece jacket ;-)
>The reason I want to get to the web interface is I've had some problems 
>with it re-sycing to slower speeds. I'm trying to document the issue with 
>the ISP and Verizon.
>It is supposed to be 3000/768. Currently it syncs at 3360/604 and sometimes 
>the downstream will drop to ~900 for the downstream and stay there. The 
>only way I can know for sure is to look at the statistics page on its web 
>Since this line is used 24/7, serves around 20 people and downstream is 
>what I use most, it's a problem. Taking it down frequently to change the 
>WAN IP in order to be able to see the DSL modem stats is not a good option.
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