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 From:  Robert <robertedstrom at yahoo dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Getting m0n0wall up and running.
 Date:  Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:10:42 -0700 (PDT)
Ok, here's an update.  I am now able to get into m0n0
from the web.  The problem I am now having is that I
am not able to web into or even ping the box after it
has rebooted.  The lan and wan interfaces appear to be
correct and the correct ip address is displayed on the
console when it reboots, but I have to go through
adding the lan and wan interfaces again and setting
the lan ip address before it becomes accessible.  All
other parameters that were changed appear to be
retained.  It is as if the box has amnesia although
the correct lan and wan parameters and ip addresses
are displayed on the console after reboot.

Can someone shine some light on this subject? 
Shouldn't the interfaces become live after the system
has been rebooted or does it need to be manually
reinitialized every time?


--- Robert <robertedstrom at yahoo dot com> wrote:

> Hi.  I am trying to get m0n0wall functioning but I
> am
> running into some problems.  I would like to
> purchase
> an embedded device from Soekris or PC Engines, but I
> can't seem to get it running on 3 of my pcs.
> I followed the instructions in the quick start
> guide. 
> The first machine that I used was an older Compaq
> deskpro 6000 with 96MB of ram and two network
> interfaces.  An embedded tlan interface and a tulip
> pci interface.  I used a gentoo live cd and
> installed
> m0n0wall onto the hard disk as instructed in the
> quick
> start guide.  The image was on an NFS server.  I
> rebooted the system and the m0n0wall console came
> up. 
> I selected my lan and wan interfaces, set up the ip
> addresses and was able to access the webgui from
> another machine on the network.  I disabled dhcp
> because there is already a machine performing that
> function.
> Long story short, I performed basic configuration
> such
> as time server, setting the hostname and
> additionally
> disabling the console.  I rebooted from the webgui
> and
> was unable to access it ever since.  I was not able
> to
> ping the lan interface of the box after it rebooted.
> I then regret disabling the console and then
> reinstalled m0n0wall.  I went through the
> installation
> in the exact same way and set up the lan and wan
> interfaces, but I am not able to access the webgui
> or
> even ping the lan interface from the network. 
> Currently only the lan interface is in use and the
> wan
> side has no cable plugged in.
> m0n0wall displays the mac addresses of both
> interfaces
> on the box and I made the appropriate selection
> while
> configuring the interfaces.  I am completely
> clueless
> why I am not able to access the webgui or even ping
> it.  The exact same thing happened on 2 other boxes,
> but the difference is that those boxes only had 1
> network interface.  Both 3c59x cards.
> I even downloaded 1.2b9 and had the same results. 
> Link lights on, but no activity.  The ping function
> on
> 1.2b9 failed with 100% packet loss and "No route to
> host."
> I temporarily disabled my lan's dhcp server and
> tried
> to use m0n0wall's but the machines on the lan failed
> to acquire an ip from it.
> Can someone please help?  I see a lot of other
> people
> successfully using it but I can't even get past
> stage
> one.
> Thanks in advance.
> Bob.
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