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Old 03-19-2005, 05:36 AM   #1
johngrinham
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Moving up to ADSL


I currently run a home network via Smoothwall through a dial up modem. This scenario has been working for about a year. In the next two weeks ADSL becomes available in my area.
I have bought a "Netcomm nb1300 ADSL modem". This modem has a USB, Ethernet and ADSL connection, with intergrated router. (I won't be using the usb connection). I'm sure it won't be hard to get ADSL into my home network without Smoothwall, but I would like to incorporate Smoothwall as the firewall and DHCP server, in liu of the built in NAT firewall in the modem.
During install, smoothwall talks about Green, orange and red connections. I can understand ethrnet or modem in, and ethernet out, but what is the third for, and what colour does what.?
Also during install, the ADSL configuation only refers to usb type modems and my smoothwall has no usb ability.

In a nut shell, how do I configure smoothwall to accept ethernet from the modem and feed ethernet back to the switch for the network.?

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:10 PM   #2
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You will need to specify an RJ-45 ethernet DSL modem. You weren't clear about that information- but you NEED that. Do not use usb. It is not an IP standard of any kind. It is crap on a stick.

And you would simply replace your modem card with a ethernet adapter, and remap your rules to /dev/eth0 instead of /dev/ttS0X. Write or copy down your rules beforehand, because odds are you will have to manually set this up again.

As you already have it working, you should have no issues. It'll just be beautiful. Just do not touch USB. But, I said that already didn't I. Good luck.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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smoothwall talks about Green, orange and red connections
Green = Your internal home network. The computers on this network are allowed to communicate with each other.
Orange = Demilitarized zone. A server that is available to the internet would be connected here. It cannot communicate with your green network.
Red = Your connection to the internet.
Check the Smoothwall documentation.
Good Luck.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 12:39 AM   #4
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Thanks

Thanks to Thoreau and 2damncommon

Thoreau, I had heard about usb and certainly was going to avoid it.


Smoothwall doesn't have a place to specify the modem, however I've heard that because it is an ethernet connection that it isn't required. My current modem is external but that shouln't change what you said about /dev/ssSOX.

2damncommon, I have searched for documentation on smoothwall but so far must have looked in all the wrong places.

Your little explanation makes sense though.

I have my netcomm modem ready (I think)
Turned off the DHCP server
Set the address within the smoothwall address range
Enabled bridge mode

Just waiting now for ADSL to arrive.

Thanks again
 
Old 03-20-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
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Smoothwall documentation.
 
  


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