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 From:  "Neil A. Hillard" <m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall on a WatchGuard Firebox v80?
 Date:  Wed, 22 Jun 2005 22:27:14 +0100

>Likewise I have the dlink dfe-570TX working perfectly in my m0n0wall box and
>pfsense box.
>I also had a dual port compaq thunderlan card that worked perfectly too, but
>got hot enough to cook eggs on.
I've got two of the ThunderLan dual NICs (picked up for £5 each on eBay)
in my m0n0wall at the moment but I'm going to move to a single NIC with
VLANs as soon as I get the switch installed and I get around to sorting
it all out !!!


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul Rae [mailto:PRae at aminocom dot com]
>Sent: Thursday, 23 June 2005 5:08 a.m.
>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall on a WatchGuard Firebox v80?
>Not sure about the Watchgaurd nic, but i have used the D-Link DFE-580TX Quad
>card without any issues
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Daniel Foster [mailto:dan at melbourne dot co dot uk]
>Sent: 22 June 2005 08:12
>To: Chris Knight; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall on a WatchGuard Firebox v80?
>Hi Chris,
>I don't know the answer to the question about the watchguard 4 port nic, I
>was wondering the same myself, we have four Watchguard fireboxes, which are
>about to be replaced with m0n0walls (amazing that a "free" piece of software
>is more feature-rich than firewalls that costs thousands).
>I recently picked up a number of these:
>Tested them with my m0n0wall test box and they worked great (infact I had
>three of them in one pc at one point, and it picked up all 12 ports very
>Hope this helps - as I say I don't know if the watchguard custom card will
>ever work, I suspect the answer would be that it's probably not worth the
>hassle if you can swap it out for a "standard" 4 port card...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chris Knight [mailto:boheme at gmail dot com]
>Sent: 22 June 2005 08:03
>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall on a WatchGuard Firebox v80?
>I recently picked up a WatchGuard FireBox V80 from someone who had given up
>on their expensive support. I popped the case and it appeared to be a x86
>based mini-pc with a custom 4-port PCI ethernet card. It boots off CF, so I
>figured I'd see what happened if I tried to boot it off a m0nowall image.
>Initial boots were spotty, with semi-random crashes with errors such as
>"Fatal trap 1: privileged instruction fault while in kernel mode", "Fatal
>trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode", "Fatal trap 9: general protection
>fault while in kernel mode", and "Fatal double fault:". Rarely the same
>error twice in a row.
>First things first, slim down. I removed the 4-port PCI network card. Boot
>errors went away. It appears to recognize the dual ethernet ports on the MB,
>so I have a nice m0nowall based firewall now.
>It would be nice to have those additional 4 ports though. Has anyone ever
>encountered the "4-PORT Rapidcard_SBC" PCI ethernet controller that is
>inside the WatchGuard FireBox V80? I tried dropping it into a FreeBSD
>5-STABLE box with a GENERIC kernel and it failed to be detected properly. I
>can post pictures if anyone is curious as to what it looks like.
>If this card is completely unworkable due to being custom built for
>WatchGuard, can anyone suggest a decent multi-port PCI ethernet controller
>that works with m0n0wall?
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Neil A. Hillard                E-Mail:   neil at dana dot org dot uk
                               Web:      http://www.dana.org.uk/