This might sound obvious, sorry if you already thought of it, but it helped
me so here goes:
I was in the same situation. Had a prototype running fine on a PC. Bought a
Soekris and uploaded the config.xml from the working PC into the Soekris.
Thought this was very slick that I didn't need to recreate all the
rules/settings, etc. It worked great!
EXCEPT: Some of the NICs were different in the PC than they are in the
Soekris. Took me a bit to figure out why the NICs were showing no carrier
when they had link lights. Even more confusing was that the LAN port was
working since it was the same driver as the LAN card I was using in the PC
but the WAN port was not.
Once I edited the config.xml to use the proper interface driver for the WAN
port, the Soekris works like a charm. This was not a Soekris or Monowall
problem, just user error on my part.
Hope that might help you out.
On 5/18/06, ks4q at zingleman dot com <ks4q at zingleman dot com> wrote:
> Yes, I do have the latest firmware in the Soekris unit....version 128.
> Thanks, Ernie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter van Eck
> To: Ernie Zingleman <ks4q at zingleman dot com>
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Sent: Thu, 18 May 2006 11:12:49 +0200
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Soekris Net4801 Problem
> Have you got the latest firmware update installed ?
> You can check the firmware revisions on the soekris website.
> Ernie Zingleman wrote:
> >I'm currently running m0n0 on a minimal PC platform. It has been a great
> performer for the past
> 18 plus months. I figured I could save some electrical power by going to
> the Net4801 Platform.
> >Toward this end, I bought a used but supposedly working Net4801 off of
> Ebay last week. Last night
> I tried to get it up and running but ran into problems.
> >Here is a description....
> >Net 480 unit will boot but won't assign an IP address to a PC which is
> requesting an IP address.
> I even put the PC on the same IP subnet as the default 192.168.1.1 and
> could not pull up the GUI
> log-in screen in m0n0.
> >Sometimes when the unit is booting, if a network cable is plugged into
> it, it will keep the unit
> from fully booting.
> >I saw a note made on the www.soekris.com web page referring to a problem
> with the ethernet
> controller driver for the Net4801 saying that it sometimes would not
> communicate with a host over a
> less than 100 foot cable. Please see this page for information:
> >"A small number of the DP83815 ethernet controller chips will, when using
> short cables lengths (
> <30m/100ft) in 100Base-TX mode, have excessive receive errors, or if the
> cable is very short, not
> receive at all. "
> >Does anyone know if this driver fix is incorporated into the Net4801 m0n0
> v1.22 image?
> >Thanks, Ernie
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