Just some guesses...
Maybe there are some differences in the drivers for the realteks in the
different versions... m0n0 1.1 is based on freeBSD4.10 and 1.0 was based on
I've got a bunch of realtek nics here in thin clients... Theres three
different subversions and some work right with PXEs, some don't without
tweaking. Maybe somehting like that.
In short - realtek is cheap, and you get what you pay for.
From: david me [mailto:david19702004 at yahoo dot com]
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2004 11:54 a.m.
To: C. Falconer
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Is it possible that...
I see your point that I agree (most of time I use 3com/SMC/Intel). But my
question was based on why the 2 NIC Realtek are working with M0n0 1.1 CDROM
version, but not working with M0n0 1.1 Generic-PC (CF/HDD) version... That's
--- "C. Falconer" <cfalconer at avonside dot school dot nz>
> Flip the realteks into someone (elses) windows box
> and put some decent cards
> in the firewall. 3com are great, so is SMC or any
> other big name.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: david me [mailto:david19702004 at yahoo dot com]
> Sent: Monday, 13 September 2004 9:39 p.m.
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Is it possible that...
> ...m0n0 1.1cdrom version is "different" from m0n0
> cf/ide version ?
> My configuration:
> Intel Celeron 400 on 440LX chipset M/B
> CDROM 40x
> HDD 2.5
> 2 x Realtek 8139 PCI
> This morning I toke 7 hours trying to install the
> 1.1 CF/HDD version on the above configuration,
> up because, no matter which network PCI card I've
> used, always the second one (WAN) was UP but not
> I tried to work around the bios/pci slot/irq etc,
> always on m0n0, the WAN card was not "responding" to
> clients requests. All seems OK, both interfaces was
> and running, but not able also to ping an external
> address though the DIAGNOSTICS/PING web page
> ** note that I'm already running other m0n0
> and I've the confidence to setup them up properly,
> including DNS addresses.
> I tried changing so many ethernet card, but no
> After give up (7 hours), I decided to remove the HDD
> and give a try to the cdrom version.
> Do you believe me that the same configuration (saved
> from the gui interface as xml file) under cdrom
> version is working with ANY card ?
> How could it be possible that under same PC
> configuration (same network cards, same cables, same configuration
> file,etc) the CF/HD version was not working, while
> the CDROM yes ?
> Where did I mistake >
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