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 From:  "David Kitchens" <spider at webweaver dot com>
 To:  "'James W. McKeand'" <james at mckeand dot biz>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Direct TV
 Date:  Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:56:57 -0400
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
> 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.
> Dave