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 From:  "Ben Carlisle" <bcarlisle at 24oz dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Valid Interface List is Empty on Setup
 Date:  Tue, 3 Feb 2004 10:14:59 -0600
Okay, thanks guys, that's what I was afraid of.  Maybe I'll hook myself up
with some 3c509s. I've only got one, but its in use right now. :)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melvin Backus" <mbackus at bellsouth dot net>
To: <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>; <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Valid Interface List is Empty on Setup


> At 07:14 PM 2/2/2004, Hilton Travis wrote:
> >Hi Ben,
> >
> >O!  How I love Microsoft's version of text.  Even more than I love html
> >email.  :(
> >
> >On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 08:42, Ben Carlisle wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > >    Spent some time scouring the archive with no results.
> > >
> > >    I am trying to setup m0n0wall on an old piece of hardware, a
PI/166.
> > I have two ISA NICs in the box, both of which are NE2k-compats (they're
> > even the same model). I have FreeBSD 4.8 installed on the box, and when
I
> > boot my normal kernel, I can detect them both (although I did have to
> > recompile the GENERIC kernel to add device ed1).
> > >
> > >    However, when I boot m0n0wall (from CD), everything boots fine and
I
> > get the console menu. I select option 1, expecting to assign my NICs,
and
> > the list of 'Valid interfaces' is empty! I tried entering ed0 and ed1
but
> > neither worked. (Invalid interface name). Scrolling up in the dmesg, I
> > get a message that says "Initializing PC cards ... failed. (probably no
> > PC card controller present)" Might this have something to do with it?
> > >
> > >    Now, I'm very new to both FreeBSD and m0n0wall. I'm hoping it is a
> > drastic oversight on my part. But I cannot find any references to this
> > stuff in existing documentation. Does anyone have any idea what is going
> > on here, or have some things I can try? Again, I'm a newbie to this
stuff
> > so I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
> >
> >ISA NICs are not supported, it seems.  3Com 3C09 ISA NICs (the best ISA
> >NICs ever made) aren't supported, so I assume no ISA NICs are supported.
>
> Actually I was able to get my 3c509b combo card to work under m0n0 by
> setting it in plug-n-play mode.  The drivers are there, but they don't
> normally get detected. Can't speak for the other variants though.  I was
> disappointed myself when support for these started dropping off.  I've got
> buckets of them, and they work great for DSL/cable connections.  A 10/100
> card is just a waste for that connection.
>
> HTH
>
>
>
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