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 From:  fisch <fisch at conne dash island dot de>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] strange m0n0 issue
 Date:  Tue, 01 Nov 2005 22:16:12 +0100
Am Dienstag, den 01.11.2005, 16:10 -0500 schrieb Phil Christensen:
> Hi Folks,
> I've started configuring a Soekris net4501 box with m0n0wall, and i'm  
> running into a strange issue. I've been unable to ping the WAN  
> interface of the device, so I followed the troubleshooting flowchart  
> in the docs. In the process of double-checking the WAN IP, I noticed  
> that it was missing from the status screen, despite being set  
> statically:
> WAN interface
> Status                 up
> MAC address            xx:xx:24:c4:ea:ad
> Gateway                xx.x.170.161
> Media                  none

are your sure that you have the correct network cable? I assume you have
to use a cross-link-cable, because the WAN interface at a soekris is a
network card not a switch port.

> In/out packets         907/8 (68 KB/5 KB)
> In/out errors          0/0
> Collisions             0
> LAN interface
> Status                 up
> MAC address            xx:xx:24:c4:ea:ac
> IP address             xx.x.170.189
> Subnet mask  
> Media                  100baseTX <full-duplex>
> In/out packets         3617/3414 (370 KB/2.59 MB)
> In/out errors          0/0
> Collisions             0
> When I change the CIDR netmask from /27 (the correct value) to  
> anything else, the IP and netmask appear in the status screen, but  
> I'm still unable to ping the WAN address.
> Incidentally, I've also made sure there are no rules set in the  
> firewall, and that my client machine has its gateway set to the  
> proper IP (of the LAN port on the firewall box). This is basically a  
> stock install, the only modifications I've made are to turn off DNS  
> forwarding and DHCP services, and change the LAN (and WAN) addresses  
> to a static ip.
> I'd greatly appreciate any help,
> -phil
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