I've been using (and LOVING) my Pentium 133 m0n0wall box for probably
close to a month now. Easily the best router setup I've ever had. :)
Anyway, it's currently connected with an old PCI D-Link 10mb card
(that has a BNC connector on it too!) to my mom's Motorola SB4200 on
the WAN side, and a PCI 10/100 card on the LAN side, I think a Realtek
8129-type setup. Works beautifully.
Since I'm moving back out soon, and taking the m0n0wall with me
(leaving my mom with the Microsoft MN-100 router I was using
before...it's decent so long as you're not using BitTorrent) I of
course had to pick up another cable modem.
Browsing around eBay, I noticed something that looked to be a Zoom
5001 PCI cable modem - it certainly matched more than a cursory visual
inspection, and upon receiving it, it does appear to be one, just sans
the Zoom branding anywhere on the PCB.
The Zoom 5001 - as well as this "Xcross" - both utilize the Conexant
RS7112 chip on the PCI side of things. According to the hardware
page, the dc driver (link:
) supports this chipset. So I figure I'm good to go, right?
Wrong. Swapping it out for the D-Link suddenly leaves me with just
one interface in m0n0wall, fxp0 - my LAN. ed0, my WAN card,
disappears, but nothing takes its place.
Is dc disabled by default? Or is this card just somehow not supported by it?
Short version: PCI Cable modem with Conexant RS7112 chip won't work in
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