>>Switch --+--- DSL-Modem -------------------- Internet
>> | |
>> | +--- Server (10.0.0.10)
>> | |
>> | +--- Fli-Router (10.0.0.25)
>> | |
>> | +--- Dad's workstation (10.0.0.5)
>>Switch --+--- My Workstation (10.0.0.1)
>> +--- MW-Testrouter (10.0.0.35)
>> +--- Notebook (10.0.0.2)
>> +--- WLAN Access Point
> Can you put the modem on a switch with just the two routers on it?
> This may help some.
I can try this, but I don't really see how that could change the fact
that MW assigns 10.0.0.1 to its WAN interface while it's not
Isn't it possible that this is just some static hardcoded dummy IP
address that some script assigns to the interface? I know that Fli4l
does it that way, it assigns 10.112.112.112 to the WAN interface until
a connection is made. Since Linux and BSD do have some common grounds,
I could imagine that something similar is done there.
> After the two routers are they serving the same network or do you
> have two different networks with the same subnets?
It's all one big subnet, 10.0.0.0/24, I added the MW router
(10.0.0.35) to that network to test it with a different ISP account,
while my active router (10.0.0.25) still serves the net. I intended to
switch the default gateway of my workstation (10.0.0.1) to MW to test
> Which router is in charge of DHCP?
10.0.0.25 is, but all PCs in my net (except notebook WLAN) have static
IP addresses anyway. :)
Well, meanwhile I fixed all of the problems I had:
- the "packets rejected" is solved by changing the workstation's IP
address to 10.0.0.11
- the problem with CF card getting corrupted after some config changes
was seemingly caused by a defective mainboard. Tested another one
and that seems to work fine so far
- the problem with some web pages not loading was due to a too high
MTU. Set it to 1448 now and it runs like a charm. :)
So, aside from the bad choice of dummy IP for the WAN interface
(assuming that's the case), m0n0wall is really a great project!
I'd characterize it this way: it's not as versatile as fli4l due to
lack of package/extensions feature, but it's way way easier to use,
quite like a hardware router, but running on an old PC. And it still
retains all router features a standard user would require.