connecting computer to firewall
I am trying to connect a SOHO Watchguard firewall to my Dell and read a bunch of documentation from the web but cannot help myself do this. Here is what's what.
There is a crossover cable. One connector is in the Watchguard WAN port (it also has four LAN ports). The other connector is in the lone Dell ethernet interface. The documentation said
1) setup the Dell ethernet interface to obtain an IP address automatically, which I did using 'netconfig.'
2) open a web browser and enter '192.168.111.1 to enter Watchguards firewall settings, which I did
The firewall and Dell are not connected though. When I try to ping 192.168.111.1, there is 'no route to host.'
BTW, before reading any documentation, I thought it would be simple as setting up the Dell ethernet interface to 192.168.111.2 on subnet 255.255.255.0 using the first LAN port on the firewall. Same 'no route to host' problem though.
In conclusion, for now, I cannot connect my computer to my firewall. My goal is to access the web-based configuration firewall settings.