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finally setup smoothwall (eth2,green, 192.168.1.1).
i did my testing with my win2k box (192.168.1.3) by connecting directly to eth2(green) of smooth box.
everything work'd fine.
my next step was to connect smooth box in between adsl router, and linksys 4 port switch.
i setup linksys router to 192.168.1.2, my rh7.3 to 192.168.1.4.
both box's gateways are at 192.168.1.1(green)
the only way i could ping, or connect to smooth box through linksys was to connect to the 4 ports. not the wan, or uplink.
shouldnt' the smooth box connect to the wan of the linksys?
i keep thinking the gateways could be set the old way(pre-smoothwall) and point(gateway) to the linksys, linksys point(gateway) to smooth box. but no go.
that was as far as i got, i had to stop do to alcohol consumtion.
sober now... can someone shed some light to a proper connection with linksys, and smoothwall
Please correct me if I am wrong, but...
Isn't the WAN side of your router on a different address subnet, not 192.168.1.0/24?
This would mean Smoothie sits between the adsl and the router, with it's own separate address space...
I am using a Comtrend CT-500 adsl modem with a static IP, a linksys BEFW11S4 router and am trying to install smoothwall 2.0. Right now I have a green and red config with the static IP setup in the network settings. I am trying for a connection between the modem and the router right? therefore from adsl modem to smooth red, and green to WAN? settings? Please...
the answer is that you do NOT plug the smoothie into the WAN port of the Linksys!!!
The WAN port on the linksys is for connecting to a (surprise surprise) WIDE AREA NETWORK. However, you are not doing this, you are connecting it to the SMOOTHWALL (Which is in turn connected to the WIDE AREA NETWORK). In this case, your WAN happens to be the Internet.
It should be said, it can be done. to do it you will need a crossover ethernet cable. However, if you do it this way, then the Smoothie can't perform DHCP for the machines sitting on your LAN, you'll have to do that off the Linksys, and you have to configure the WAN port of the Linksys to connect to the Smoothie with a static address. In short, it makes NO SENSE to do it this way
BTW - I have this exact config (a Linksys router, and a smoothwall running Red/Green/Orange NICS). I made the same error as you, and then sat down and worked out why it was the way it was!
Last edited by JoAnywhere; 03-03-2004 at 06:34 PM.
I appreciate the reply but you told me what I should not do. Thus I realize the smoothwall is not sending out the DHCP which I want it to. Where are the connections made then? Modem -> Smoothie -> uplink of Router(DHCP disabled) -> remaining connection's to the pc's?