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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] NIC autodetection problem
 Date:  Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:38:37 -0400
On 10/28/05, Claudio Castro <ccastro at unr dot edu dot ar> wrote:
> Hi, I just try to get m0n0wall running, so I burn a CD and prepare a
> blank floppy. I order to get the m0n0 running from the CD. I boot the
> machine, and in the menu I select 1, to assign the network ports, but
> when I choose t autodetection it doesnt work, it doesnt detect
> anything(I also try the names sis0), and I check the NIC and it has
> link. The NIC is a ordinary NE2000 PCI, I been using it without any
> problems...that is the only NIC I have...when I get that running..I 'll
> install another .

You have to have two or nothing will work.  You can't get the LAN up
without two NIC's.

also might want to see this, if you still have trouble with two: 
http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/troubleshooting.html#id2617906

-Chris