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Old 04-30-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
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Firestarter Firewall Problem


I have a completely wireless Comcast cable broadband system. I have a Linksys router (which now doubles as my modem) and a Linksys adapter. I downloaded Ubuntu (my first Linux distro) last week, and before I configured my wireless system I connected my cable directly to my router (modem) in order to get on line so that I could configure everything else and download the Firestarter firewall. Everything worked just fine. But after I configured to my wireless network, when I checked on the Firestarter firewall I got this dialog box: A big red minus (-) sign that said "Failed to start the firewall. The device eth0 is not ready. Please check your network device and make sure your internet connection is active." Well, I am definitely on line with my wireless network. Why won't Firestarter recognize it? On Network Device Setup it says etected device(s): Unknown device (rausb1). Thanks you for any help you can suggest to me.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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I guess it saved in the config that you have eth0 and should use wlan0 now instead. Do you see wlan0 as detected device?
 
Old 04-30-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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Thank you for replying Mara. That seems to be the problem. They only apparently detect eth0. Do you have any idea how I can get them to detect my wireless wlan0?
 
Old 05-01-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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Run Firestarter preferences. This screen seems to be the right one: http://www.fs-security.com/docs/preferences.php
You need to set up wlan0 as internet-connected.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 04:44 PM   #5
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Run Firestarter preferences. This screen seems to be the right one: http://www.fs-security.com/docs/preferences.php
You need to set up wlan0 as internet-connected.
The big problem is that when I click Preferences - Network Settings - detected device(s) the detected devices does not give me any choices. It merely says Detected Device(s): "unknown device(s) (rausb1)" There is no drop-down list to choose from. For some reason Firestarter doesn't detect my Comcast wireless system at all apparently. Therefore, I don't believe that I can use firestarter until it can detect it, perhaps in a future version. In other words I don't think that this problem is solvable at all at this time. However, I do thank you for your input anyway.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 02:06 PM   #6
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You may try to use the firewall wizard again (the one you used at the beginning). It's in Firewall menu.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 12:16 AM   #7
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You may try to use the firewall wizard again (the one you used at the beginning). It's in Firewall menu.
I ran the firewall wizard again but to no avail. Firestarter just doesn't recognize my wireless system. It worked just fine when I connected to the router directly with a usb cable as a "wired" system. But I want my 3 computers to be completely wireless throughout the house. Since Ubuntu actually doesn't really NEED a firewall, so they say, I have decided to do without one until I can hook one up to my wireless system.
 
  


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