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 From:  Dennis Wallberg <dennis dot wallberg at bredband 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:  Fri, 04 Jun 2004 00:54:39 +0200
Quark AV - Hilton Travis wrote:

>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?
>
>  
>

It sure worked for me, 3x 3com NIC (xl driver)