Thanks Peter for your response
( after not being able to connect to the internet I did add some very broad
firewall rules to monowall and the netgear router to see if that might help
solve. It didn't.
I know in monowall's interface page (webGUI) it show's that monowall
retrieved a gateway IP from the ISP. It also grabbed a primary dns server IP
and an alternative.
Verizon doesn't assign anything. The real authentication that is required
from them is on their mail servers. Everything else is a free for all
basically (for non-PPPoE). I have confirmed that my Westell 2100 is a "dumb
bridge modem" and doesn't do any real authentication.
At this point, this is making NO sense. I mean can understand if I am not
able to grab an IP from the ISP that would be a reason I can not connect to
the http www. But now I have all that and m0n0wall (which btw, hundreds if
not thousands of small businesses run) still can't connect to the net.
(from the monowall box itself)
I pinged a yahoo IP address (188.8.131.52).......result..........no route
I pinged one of my clients on the network
I pinged my IP from the ISP............result..............boom, I get a
reply. 0% loss.
It isn't like I am trying to set up a sophisticated vpn with ipsec or
whatever. I am trying to get basic operations going.