<45099 dot 204 dot 209 dot 24 dot 2 dot 1155078535 dot squirrel at mailhub dot ccsisupport dot com>,
colin at ccsisupport dot com writes
>I've been trying to get m0n0wall working on an old Deskpro 4000 (PII,
>233MHz, 192MB RAM, no hard drive) with the generic CDROM image and floppy.
>I can configure the IP addresses properly (WAN=DHCP, LAN=static, no DHCP
>service) and then assign the NICs to the appropriate networks, and then
>reboot. This is when the two problems come.
>1) The machine hangs as soon as the OS is unloaded, and never reboots.
>This seems to be a pretty common problem with the Deskpros, and is easily
>worked around by power-cycling the machine.
>2) On boot, the NICs do not come up on the network. In order to get the
>LAN NIC working, I have to reassign the NIC to the LAN. After that it's
>fine until the next reboot.
>3) The WAN won't get an address at all. I suspect that this is actually
>the same problem as 2, but on the other NIC.
>Any ideas? Item #2 (and potentially 3) are the only real show-stoppers at
Not sure what NICs you've got but my experience with a dual-port Compaq
card with the TI ThunderLAN chipset wasn't good.
The card would detect a link but would pass no traffic, until an
ifconfig was executed! Go into /status.php.
Please report back if this is the same for your setup and also let us
know what NICs you have.
Neil A. Hillard E-Mail: m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk