First let me apologize for my ignorance.
I have a linksys router with 1 wan port and 4 lan ports. So my question is: if the router sits
behind the m0n0wall computer, should the m0n0wall PC have two NICS so it can do its "magic" while
transferring the internet traffic to the cable modem? If this is the case, do I need to do something
special to get the traffic to go through the m0n0wall?
From: Melvin [mailto:melvin at sleepydragon dot net]
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:52 PM
To: TEA Parent, Francois
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware set up question for m0n0wall standard PC configuration
I suspect this is simply a communication / translation artifact, but I'm
doubtful your router actually has 4 ports. It certainly could, but in
that case I suspect you wouldn't be having any need for m0n0wall. What
I suspect is that you actually have one of the consumer level routers
with an intergrated 4 port switch. If that's the case, you'll actually
have 5 connections, 1 wan port and 4 lan ports on the router. If that
isn't the case and you actually have only 4 connections, then I suppose
it is certainly possible that you have a switch or hub instead of a
router. m0n0 could be added to any of those configurations, but the
best choice will depend on which of them you actually have and what your
preferred mode of operation might wind up being. If you have the name
and model of the router it might help clarify this point.
francois dot parent at us dot tel dot com wrote:
>My router has 4 ports. So if I'm understanding you, I would have two NIC, one connected to the
cable modem and the other to the router. Correct?
>From: Melvin [mailto:melvin at sleepydragon dot net]
>Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:39 PM
>To: TEA Parent, Francois
>Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware set up question for m0n0wall standard PC configuration
>francois dot parent at us dot tel dot com wrote:
>>I got introduced to m0n0wall through an article in a forum. Like me the author was looking for a
way to shape internet traffic in order to give priority to his VOIP. He wrote that m0n0wall was the
solution he was looking for.
>>So I have been reading about m0n0wall but so far I have not been successful in finding what kind
of hardware set up I will require. I intend to install m0n0wall on a standard PC. My home setup is:
cable modem -> router -> VOIP device. Where do I insert the m0n0wall computer?
>Usually the m0n0wall machine would replace the router.
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