> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael A. Alderete [mailto:lists dash 2003 at alderete dot com]
> Sent: Friday, 28 January 2005 14:34
> >> Will m0n0wall work, and recognize the extra Ethernet
> >> interfaces, of a Soekris net4501 with a Soekris
> >> lan1621 added to it?
> >It should. The DP83816 chipset is supported by the
> >sis driver, same as the three onboard NIC's in the 4501.
> Yes, that was the conjecture in the prior thread also:
> And certainly, given the chipset, there's no known
> reason why the card shouldn't work with m0n0wall, if
> nothing else, in a PC.
> But, no one stepped in and confirmed that the Soekris
> version of m0n0wall would recognize and allow use of
> _all five_ network interfaces on a net4501+lan1621 or
> a net4801+lan1621 combination.
> I'm hoping that someone on the list has at least tried
> it, or someone donated hardware to Manuel, and we can
> definitively say that it works as one would guess and
> hope. My primary concern is that somewhere in the
> start-up or user interface code there's an expectation
> (at least for the net4x01 version) that there are no
> more than three interfaces of a particular type.
> There's also the concern that the lan16x1s are pretty
> new, and who knows, maybe there's something tricky there.
> Seems unlikely, but I'm about to spend $100 to buy the
> hardware and revised case, so I'd prefer to be sure, or
> at least confident...
I'm sure Manuel would appreciate a donation of this hardware from you.
That way you'll know for sure. :)
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