On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Falcor wrote:
> Chris Sandy wrote:
> >Is it possible to force the WAN interface to 10/half? If so, how? ;P
> >I'm trying to use the net45xx + m0n0wall + a white westell. The net45xx
> >will not talk to the westell because its only 10/half.
> My soekris/m0n0wall has no problem auto sensing and setting itself to
> 10/half with my cable modem. It should just auto detect. What is your
> m0n0wall reporting is the speed / setting of the port currently?
Indeed I doubt that that's the problem. In fact, all NICs are required by
the spec to default to 10/half in the absence of autonegotiation, though
they can be usually forced into other modes by configuration options.
Do the link status LEDs come on? Is the cable "straight-through"? Does
the modem work when connected to a PC via the same cable? Most cable and
DSL modems are wired "backwards" (i.e. as hubs rather than as stations) in
order to make it "convenient" to use a straight-through cable to connect
to a PC. But this causes confusion when regarding them as "computers".