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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
Aaron,

I have a cable modem that works in the bridging mode that has an internal 
web interface at 192.168.100.1 and I have no problems getting to it.  Your 
m0n0wall should see the 192.168.1.1 address as off net and send it to the 
wan interface.  Does anything show up in your m0n0wall logs?

Roy...


>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 192.168.1.1 to get statistics.
>>>I have a static IP of 209.xxx.yyy.78 that is assigned to the WAN m0n0. My 
>>>LAN is 192.168.100.1/24. 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 
>>>192.168.1.1 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 192.168.1.0/24 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 
>interface.
>
>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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