> Here is a diagram i made in ms paint (lol!) to illustrate my
> situation, including notes, basically, my laptop connected to my
> m0n0wall box is assigned a IP by the DHCP on the m0nobox, can connect
> to machines behind my router, but the monobox cant get past the
> gateway, (my DSL modem/router) ???
Something in your diagram doesn't make much sense. How can the
WAN/LAN of the router be the exact same IP address? I'm guessing that
that "Router" is doing 1:1 NAT, and in that case you would have to
disable the "Block Private IPs" on WAN interface in the setup.