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 From:  "Quark AV - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] No Link-up Detected
 Date:  Fri, 4 Jun 2004 07:38:46 +1000
Hi All,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Eglington [mailto:aeglington at hotmail dot com] 
> Sent: Thursday, 3 June 2004 22:14
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] No Link-up Detected
> I was installing (smirk, like booting from CD is an 
> 'install' - I love it!).. installing a first time m0n0 
> tonight and also came up against this problem of it 
> saying the link is not detected, despite it clearly 
> being plugged in.
> Does 'no link up detected' mean the card thinks it's 
> not plugged in? surely it doesnt relate to the subnet 
> being in a different range? (because mine was at the 
> time - default m0n0 = 192.168.. and PC set to 172.16..) 
> I'm not sure what I did, which likely means its just 
> m0n0 being a bit buggy, but after trying auto the usual 
> 'few times', i went to manually assign and noticed 
> "link up" (or whatever the wording is) indicated next 
> to the card I was about to assign as LAN... so 
> evidently it decided to see it in this manual context.

I have performed quite a few m0n0wall installs, and have never seen the
"auto detect" actually work, no matter what network cards I have had in the
machines.  If anyone here has actually had an "auto detect" find their NIC,
please let us know.

I have a funny feeling this feature is broken, and if so, we may as well ask
Manuel to remove it from the options - if it never works, then why have it
there to confuse people?

> However all works like a charm now. Sweeeet, another 
> smoothwall convert to rack up to m0n0wall's credit. In 
> fact i suspect if i was to stick the CD and floppy in 
> the smoothwall box and boot I could have both m0n0 or 
> smooth on demand simply by booting with  or without 
> the CD/floppy.

There are quite a few SmoothWall converts on this list, and a lot more not
on this list.  With the built-in Telstra BigPond Cable authentication
client, m0n0wall has great potential in the Australian broadband market.
I'm just waiting for 1.1 to go "gold" before I mention m0n0wall to a few
local computer magazines.

> Now... where's the pretty traffic graph images?

Pretty or not, I can see comprehensive traffic graphing being a useful
plugin for many people.  Of course, the sexier the better.  :)

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