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 From:  "Gold Dragon" <rbasuki at gdincorporation dot com>
 To:  <jvin248 at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [Fwd: Re: [m0n0wall] Please help newbie] - monowall is up, now what?
 Date:  Thu, 5 Jul 2007 20:52:36 +0700
Hi John,

Regarding the number 2, I actually uses the as the modem LAN IP
and the m0n0wall LAN is set to with net mask for
both. I tried unchecking the "block private networks", but still cannot get
any IP address when checking on the interface status. But I will try agai,
maybe I missed something.

Ohh.. I will check the opendns.com and will ask my ISP for DNS. But, can I
still put my own internal DNS server as one of the DNS server?

Thank you for your info, I will try them first.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Smith [mailto:jvin248 at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 11:03 AM
To: Rendra Basuki
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [m0n0wall] Please help newbie] - monowall is up, now


1. When you switched LAN/WAN (cables and monowall settings only, not
swapping cards physically on the motherboard) you could access the Monowall
Gui with the PC on what was previously the WAN? If so then hardware and
cables should be ok.
2. This should be correct as you state.  Another test though, if you connect
the pc to the DSL modem (using the same cable you were using to the monowall
WAN from the DSL modem) does the pc get an IP address via the modem's DHCP
server? On the Monowall WAN setting screen where you have DHCP selected,
also uncheck the "block private networks" (as suggested in the email thread)
- if you are actually using for testing then this may not be the
3. Try this: http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/config-interfaces.html
4. DNS from either your ISP or "opendns.com" (see the right side of their
home page for two addresses).
5. You should be able to use your other servers later to hand out LAN DCHP
and DNS information - but I'd use monowall until you can get it working
(fewer variables to debug).  I think unchecking the "block" box above may be
the most helpful at this point.


Rendra Basuki wrote:
> Hi John,
> Great to hear from you.
> Here is what I have done so far:
> 1. I tried to switch the WAN and LAN interface to make sure both cards 
> are OK and they are OK.
> 2. I set the DSL modem LAN interface to enable DHCP server and connect 
> the LAN Interface from the modem to the m0n0wall WAN interface and set 
> the monowall WAN type to DHCP.
> 3. Then I reboot the modem and reboot the m0n0wall and then I go to 
> the interface diagnostic, the LAN and WAN for m0n0wall are both up, 
> but the wann cannot get any IP address, it says Status up and DHCP up, 
> but the IP address are subnet is --> I assume this 
> is from the modem? Or maybe I am wrong?
> 4. I am going to try setting the DNS addresses in the monowall... The 
> DNS address from the ISP, right?
> 5. By the way, I already have a DHCP and a DNS server inside the 
> intranet. I would like to still use those two servers instead of using 
> monowall DHCP and DNS. So far, if I use the modem directly, it works. 
> But when I hooked the modem to the monowall machine it was not recognized.
> Any suggestions?
> Thank you
> Rendra
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Smith [mailto:jvin248 at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 7:46 PM
> To: Rendra Basuki
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [m0n0wall] Please help newbie] - monowall is 
> up, now what?
> Rendra,
> Hook the ADSL to the Monowall WAN NIC with a straight-through cable, 
> then (for now) use a cross-over cable direct to the PC from Monowall LAN
> Don't use the switch while you're debugging.  Make sure all NIC lights 
> are on (to show cable connections are ok) if not then first try 
> changing the cables in case the ADSL wants a cross-over cable (ADSL 
> documentation may indicate which to use too).
> The ADSL modem should be set to provide DHCP services to monowall (WAN 
> side should show IP from the ADSL modem).  That's the easiest, harder 
> is to specify static IP's for both units.  You may need to hook the PC 
> to the ADSL to verify its settings.
> Monowall should have DHCP service enabled on the LAN side so your PC 
> will pick it up.  I'd suggest getting that connection to work first - 
> so you have access to the WEB GUI and can see what is going on in 
> there (check the "interfaces" menu item to see the status of the NICs and
IP addresses).
> You may need to specify DNS IP addresses in Monowall to get through 
> your ADSL (issue I had before that took a while to figure out).  I 
> could ping an IP address number 68.233.?.? but not www.google.com 
> which were the same site.
> After settings are changed, reboot all the boxes in the order from the 
> internet (ADSL, then monowall, then PC).
> John
> Rendra Basuki wrote:
>> Dear John and m0n0wallist...
>> So, I managed to start my m0n0wall... Yaaayy... But, I cannot go to 
>> internet nor ping my ADSL modem.
>> Just for info, my ADSL modem has LAN interface that I set to I 
>> (example) and then I connect the LAN interface from modem with Cross 
>> cable to m0n0wall WAN. Now, this is the confusing part... Should I 
>> use regular LAN cable instead?
>> Also, what WAN type should I choose? I am currently using static IP 
>> by assigning to the WAN port in m0n0wall, the m0n0wall LAN 
>> itself is set to My modem is a self dialing ADSL modem that 
>> is always on. How can I share its connection through m0n0wall?
>> I also put the picture of the m0n0wall settings for reference.
>> Please help
>> Thank you
>> Rendra
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Smith [mailto:jvin248 at gmail dot com]
>> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 10:37 AM
>> To: Rendra Basuki
>> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [m0n0wall] Please help newbie]
>> I've added additional responses ("o-")...
>> Rendra Basuki wrote:
>>> Dear John,
>>> Than you for your sophisticated reply. I will put my comment the 
>>> points with
>>> * as the bullet under each paragraph.
>>> Thank you
>>> Rendra

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