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 From:  "Andrew Eglington" <aeglington at hotmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  auto detection - or whatever the subject was
 Date:  Fri, 09 Jul 2004 22:51:08 +1000
Manuel wrote:
>Huh? With non-broken NICs that actually report their link status
>properly, here's how it works in detail:
>1. User enters console "assign network ports" menu
>2. User decides to use auto-detection and *duly reads the
>instructions given*
>3. User unplugs all NICs as per the instructions
>4. User enters "a" for the LAN interface name to use auto-detection
>I can't see how I could simplify the auto-detection, given the
>limited technical possibilities, so for the time being I just have to
>assume that people who can't get it to work either use NICs that
>don't report their link-up status properly or just didn't read the
>instructions carefully enough. Unless of course there's a bug that
>prevents it from working for some people.

You know... now that I try to duplicate the problem I can't.
I am fairly good at following instructions, so although i cant get it to do 
it again, I am fairly sure I had a problem the first time.

>>Also, the font that displays the NIC names makes 1 (one) loook like
>>l (L), and he was reading :
>>x10 (x ten)
>>instead of what was actually:
>>xl0 (x L zero)
>On the console or in the webGUI?

On the console.

>>Subnet mask examples:
>> = /8
>> = /16
>> = /24
>> = /32
>Here's what it says in the console menu "Set LAN IP address":
>Subnet masks are entered as bit counts (as in CIDR notation) in
>e.g. = 24
>   = 16
>     = 8
>Enter the new LAN subnet bit count:

/me slaps himself on the forehead.
Um yeah sorry.. its been a while since i looked at it.
I was giving setup assistance over the phone.... evidently the person I was 
helping neglected to inform me that what I was explaining was written on the 
screen in front of him.
/me slaps himself on the forehead, again.

Now I'll just crawl back into my box and tape it up...

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