> -----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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