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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] [m0n0wall]: hub on LAN: dhcp not working?
 Date:  Wed, 29 Dec 2004 13:11:43 -0500
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 00:10:09 -0500, chi underscore guy at email dot com <chi underscore guy at email dot com> wrote:
> Setting up m0n0wall was straightforward, and I was able to plug in
> the imac and look at the internet without difficulty. I also used the
>   web interface to look at the firewall config, and everything looks
> fine. At this point, the imac is the only client on the LAN.
> So far, so good. I disconnect the imac, put the linux box on line. I
> run whois on cnn.com and get back Turner broadcasting. Things
> are looking good.
> Then I turn off the hub, plug in both imac and linux clients and turn
> the hub back on, and all heck breaks loose. 

So each one works by itself, but with both it doesn't work.  Sounds
like you've assigned the same IP to both systems, hence getting an IP
conflict?  I can't think of anything else offhand that would cause
what you describe unless the hub died.