Since your object is to simply keep the SMC 7004 ABR for its print servering
abilities I would suggest trying the following.
DSL -->(WAN) monowall (LAN) --> (LAN) SMC
Set the monowall to be the DHCP server. Set the SMC LAN address to a static
IP address on the monowall subnet. Set the SMC DNS server to the monowall
LAN interface ip address. And be sure to turn the DMS DHCP server off.
I've successfully used this approach on SMC & Netgear wireless routers to
turn them into access points.
18.104.22.168 monowall WAN
192.168.1.1 monowall LAN interface
monowall DHCP 192.168.1.20 - 192.168.1.30
enable monowall DNS forwarder
SMC 192.168.1.10 (besure to turn DHCP off)
Now the SMC device will act as a switch. Once you have it working you can
reserve the SMC's ip address in the monowall DNS forwarder page.
You will probably need to change youw Window Printer configuration for the
new SMC ip address.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnny Johns" <srbassalot at yahoo dot com>
To: "Daniel Solsona" <dsolsona at gmail dot com>; <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] setup issues w/ cable/Dsl router
> Actually I would love to do just that Daniel but according to the
> manufacturer (SMC) you can't configure those routers for bridge mode.
> If someone knows how to configure a SMC 7004ABR for Bridged Ethernet
> Please feel free to help me out :-)
> Excuse me if this is a stupid question, but it got me thinking about the
> possibility of using the Lan outputs on the router for my Lan PC's AND the
> Lan output from M0n0wall??? Would this function as bridged?
> I have no idea if M0n0 would be able to assign IP's and function through
> this configuration. I also don't know if the print server on the router
> would still function.
> Any ideas?
> Daniel Solsona <dsolsona at gmail dot com> wrote: All my m0n0 installs are with
> dsl routers, and I allways configure the dsl
> routers in bridge mode (aka monopuesto in spain)
> So m0n0 has the public ip for wan and we configure m0n0 to act as the
> server for the lan.
> And of course, when the dsl router is in bridge mode, you can't access the
> gui, but well you don't need it anymore. All the job is done in m0n0.
> 2006/3/2, Carsten Holbach :
>> Why don't you use the m0n0wall as the DSL/Cable-Router itself?
>> If you want to stick to the additional router you can set the router to
>> give away DHCP adresses to clients, set the m0n0wall to Dynamic IP so it
>> gets all information from your router, and the m0n0wall itself could act
>> as a DHCP-server for the lan again.
>> If so, you would need to set the internal IP of the m0n0wall to another
>> subnet than the router runs in.
>> But using m0n0wall as the router itself is the easiest solution IMHO.
>> Carsten Holbach
>> Johnny Johns schrieb:
>> > Greets everyone,
>> > A little help would be greatly appreciated.
>> > Is anyone else running M0n0wall in conjunction with a cable/Dsl router?
>> > If so, how do you get around the suggested configuration of setting
>> > Lan IP address to the default gateway address of the DHCP server in the
>> > I can only assume he is referring to a machine acting as an DHCP server
>> on your Lan and not a cable/dsl router acting as the DHCP server.
>> > If I do so, I have no way to access the Gui for the router or M0n0wall
>> because they share the same address.
>> > Surely there is an answer but I cannot find any information on this
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> > JJ
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