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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Richard Birkby" <rbirkby at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "Monowall Email List" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Failing at the first step
 Date:  Thu, 2 Mar 2006 12:55:01 +0500
On 3/1/06, Richard Birkby <rbirkby at gmail dot com> wrote:
>
>
> On 3/1/06, sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > 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.
>
>
> OK. But I guess it should work with the default config assuming I never need
> to change anything? Any idea what's wrong or how I can find out?
>
>
> Richard
>

Which version of the software are you using? what was the name of the
file you downloaded?

Did you follow http://doc.m0n0.ch/quickstartpc/ ? This was written for
a for non-pc platform but gives you  good start.

sai