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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Richard Birkby" <rbirkby at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Failing at the first step
 Date:  Wed, 1 Mar 2006 16:02:56 +0500
On 3/1/06, Richard Birkby <rbirkby at gmail dot com> wrote:
> I'm trying out m0n0wall on an old PC, but can't get any network
> connectivity. What am I doing wrong?
>
>
> P3 450Mhz/384Mb RAM
> 4x Intel Pro 100 NICs
> 1 harddrive (not being used)
> 1 DVD (m0n0wall booting from CD)
>
> After boot, I get:
>
> LAN IP address: 192.168.1.1
> LAN -> sis0
> WAN -> sis1
>
> I've got a laptop sat the other side of a switch. I've tried to use DHCP to
> configure the laptop. Nothing. I've given the laptop 192.168.1.2 and then
> pinged m0n0wall. I've also tried pinging from m0n0wall to the laptop.
> Nothing.
>
> I've gone through the Interfaces setup from the console. It shows I have 4
> nics called fxp0, fxp1, fxp2, fxp3. fxp0 is showing (up). I've tried
> configuring the interfaces myself:
> vlan: no
> lan: fxp0
> wan: fxp1
> opt1: fxp2
> opt2: fxp3
> reboot
>
> When m0n0wall reboots, it still says:
> LAN -> sis0
> WAN -> sis1
>
> which (given my simplistic knowledge) looks like the configuration hasn't
> been saved. (aside: where does m0n0wall save this stuff anyway? CMOS ram?)
>
>
> Hope someone can point me in the right direction.
> Richard
>
>
Assuming you have downloaded and are using the cd-rom version, you
need a floppy to save the config.

sai