I was trying to avoid ICS at all costs but I guess that would be an option
if nothing else. I must have had brain fade when there to not remember that
but I've never liked it much. I tried bridging but that didn't work. Now the
question is can a 4801 use the USB as a WAN port? Another client has a 4801
and I don't remember it coming up in the setup menu as a valid interface.
Hmm, a USB/ethernet adaptor would be nice..., google here I come...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James W. McKeand [mailto:james at mckeand dot biz]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:22 AM
> To: 'David Kitchens'
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Direct TV
> Did you try Internet Connection Sharing or did you bridge the
> network connections?
> If you "share" the DTV connection the other interface would
> get the address
> 192.168.0.1 and will be come a simple DHCP server (MS calls
> it the DHCP Address Allocator Service) that gives out its
> self as the gateway (I think it also acts as a simple DNS
> forwarder). On the DLink:
> 1) turn off the DHCP - it is giving out its self as the gateway.
> 2) change the IP address - I bet it is trying to use .1
> The above would be the Microsoft answer... As for an answer
> for m0n0...
> 1) the Soekris 4501 does not have a USB port, but the 4801 does...
> 2) I am not sure m0n0 can use the USB for a network
> connection - I think I saw a post about someone using a USB
> to Ethernet adaptor, but I'm not sure.
> James W. McKeand
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kitchens [mailto:spider at webweaver dot com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:18 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Direct TV
> Hi all,
> I was at a clients place today and ran into something I've
> not done before.
> He has a Direct TV net connection that is connected to his XP
> box via USB, he previously had a cable connection and he used
> a DLink Cable router with wireless AP. With the Direct TV
> now, his network is not able to get to the internet. He has 3
> PC's all with wireless NIC's and the one with the USB
> connection also has a standard NIC which is connected to the
> DLink for management. All PC's get dhcp from the dlink but I
> can't change the gateway on it so the others can get to the
> web. The DTV connection uses a static IP of 10.x.x.x and the
> dlink serves up 192.168.x.x IP's. I tried using XP's bridging
> ability to connect the WAN and wireless networks with no luck.
> I can hear the question now, what does this have to do with
> monowall? What I would like to do is to replace the dlink
> with a Soekris 4501 with a Netgate WIC and use monowall. My
> question is has anyone used a Direct TV web connection with
> monowall and how would I get the USB connection to feed the
> WAN? There is no RJ-45 socket on the DTV unit. I don't really
> want to setup an entire computer for the monowall but if
> thats the only way I guess I could.