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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <hilton at quarkit dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall works with Soekris net4501 + lan1621?
 Date:  Sat, 29 Jan 2005 12:13:05 +1000
Hi Michael,

> -----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:
> 
> <http://m0n0.ch/wall/list/?action=show_msg&actionargs
> []=91&actionargs[]=58>
> 
> 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...
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Michael

I'm sure Manuel would appreciate a donation of this hardware from you.
That way you'll know for sure.  :)

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Regards,

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