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 From:  "Kyle Mott" <kyle at xraided dot net>
 To:  "'Quark AV - Hilton Travis'" <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] No Link-up Detected
 Date:  Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:40:19 -0700
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Quark AV - Hilton Travis [mailto:Hilton at QuarkAV dot com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 2:39 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] No Link-up Detected
> 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
> "auto detect" actually work, no matter what network cards I have had
> 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
> ask
> Manuel to remove it from the options - if it never works, then why
have it
> there to confuse people?

It's worked for me, though I haven't thoroughly tested it or anything.
Just plugged in a cable and it said 'link detected on eth0' or w/e it
was. I ended up having to set the card assignments by hand because I
have a weird interface setup, plus some older 10BaseT 3com NIC's that
the link-detection didn't detect. The link-detection only seems to work
when you have a newer NIC card.

> > 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
> on this list.  With the built-in Telstra BigPond Cable authentication
> client, m0n0wall has great potential in the Australian broadband
> I'm just waiting for 1.1 to go "gold" before I mention m0n0wall to a
> 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.  :)

I converted from IPCop, if it matters :D. Though, I do like the content
filtering addonz and web caching of IPCop. Oh well, can't have
everything, right? :>

-Kyle Mott

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