Thanks to all that tried to help - esp Jim, sorry for being so punchy.
Reconfigured m0n0wall from scratch.
Then replaced the WAN interface (the RJ45 socket was a little wobbly on the board).
Even tried a crossover cable - got some google hits on that, and nothing in the Surfboard doc states
whether or not it autosenses.
Ultimately it turned to be the cable between the modem and m0n0wall!
I thought I had swapped it before, and since it was getting an IP you'd think it was okay...
Now I know what that "assembled in mexico" sticker on the Surfboard means.
Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com> wrote:
I have comcast at home. Simply plugging in m0n0wall always gave me
problems. The steps I take which have yet to fail.
1. Power off Cable modem.
2. Power off m0n0wall.
3. Leave m0n0wall cat5 cables disconnected..ie WAN, LAN, OPT-1
4. Power on Cable Modem and let the CM goes through diagnostic startup
5. Power up m0n0wall and go through the "initial" config steps, where
you plug in each cable for auto-detect.
I have several CDROM and CF monowall loads that I play with. Following
these steps has never failed me.
I have never cloned the mac, added a hostname or password. Basically
left m0n0wall as DHCP.
On 5/27/05, Seth Martin wrote:
> I had to power cycle my Comcast modem, I didn't set a Mac though on the
> monowall. I just unplugged the modem for about 2-3minutes and then
> booted it back up. For some reason just unplugging and re-plugging
> doesn't work, you have to let it sit unpowered for a few minutes for it
> to flush its old Mac Records... you tried doing a traceroute out to an
> IP to see where its stalling out? Is monowall even getting too the
> modem or is it stalling from the modem to its gateway?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Williams [mailto:sleet71 dash m0n0wall at yahoo dot com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:37 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall worked with SBC DSL, doesn't with
> Comcast Cable
> Wow Jim, I'm aware of all that. The "big-I-Internet" huh?
> MAC address has been cloned (stated earlier)
> m0n0wall WAN: 188.8.131.52/21
> m0n0wall LAN: 192.168.1.254/24
> Cable modem: not sure - does it even get an address? SB5100 has a status
> page at 192.168.100.1, but I'm not able to browse that when it is on the
> outside edge of the m0n0wall.
> Browsing the cable modem (without m0n0wall) never indicates it has an
> IP. Just signal strength & MAC addresses are listed. Strange that I can
> browse it when it is on the outside edge of the DLink. Thought I may
> need to setup a static route to it, but then the IP assigned to the WAN
> interface is DHCP, so I can't create a route to it.
> I use the LAN IP of the m0n0wall for default gateway (on the PC). It is
> after all the router to get off the LAN. Default gateway the m0n0wall
> receives from Comcast: 184.108.40.206
> Jim Thompson wrote:
> Until m0n0 can ping hosts on the big-I-Internet, you'll have no luck
> getting out from 'behind' the NAT
> in m0n0wall.
> What IP address/netmask does m0n0wall get via DHCP?
> What is the IP address/mask of your LAN (or OPTn) interface?
> What is the IP address/mask of your cable modem? (Does this match
> your default route?)
> You might need to clone the MAC address of your notebook on the WAN
> On May 26, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Craig Williams wrote:
> > M0n0wall WAN interface does get an IP.
> >>> PC I did the setup on. The WAN interface gets an address, but I'm
> >>> not able to reach the internet.
> > Pinging from M0n0wall diagnostics is always 100% loss.
> > Bryan Kohlstedt wrote:
> > Log into m0n0wall and check to see if the wan interface picked up a ip
> > address. Try pinging etc from the m0n0wall if it did pick up a public
> > ip address. Let us know what happened and we can go from there. If
> > it's not even receiving a dhcp ip address let us know and we can go
> > from there.
> > Bryan
> > On 5/26/05, Jim Thompson wrote:
> >> when you 'reach the Internet', do you show up as the IP address of
> >> the cable modem, or the one on your computer?
> >> (I'm wondering if the cable modem is also running NAT.)
> >> jim
> >> On May 26, 2005, at 1:28 PM, Craig Williams wrote:
> >>> I'm in the process of switching from SBC DSL to Comcast Cable
> >>> internet.
> >>> Got the Comcast up and running on a single PC.
> >>> Changed m0n0wall from PPPoE to DHCP, and entered the MAC from the
> >>> Rebooted both m0n0wall and the cable modem a LOT.
> >>> Tried setting the hostname too. Also did a factory reset on the
> >>> SB5100, and left it powered off for 5 minutes so it would "forget"
> >>> the MAC from the setup, and then configuring m0n0wall to not fake
> >>> the MAC. Just can't get it to work.
> >>> Now when I configure my DLink 524 to do DHCP and plug the cable
> >>> modems ethernet into the WAN port there, everying it just fine.
> >>> Are there any tips/tricks getting m0n0wall to work with DHCP/cable
> >>> versus of PPPoe?
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