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Old 04-04-2003, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question Smooth Wall Router trouble

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong form.... If it is please move it.

Iíve built a Smooth Wall box and I canít get it to connect to the web. I can see the Smooth Wall box is receiving an IP from my ISP via DHCP. Iím wondering if I have left out a step or forgot to configure something?

P233 w/32meg 2.1gig.
Smooth Wall 2.0 Mallard beta with both Green and Red Nics configured.
Iím able to get into the Smooth Wall manager from a networked laptop (Win98Se) and look at the Smooth Wall menu.

I have a broadband cable connection (Rogers - was @home / 1.5mpbs) which I have hooked up to my Red Nic. I have released my IP from my ISP and power down my LAN city modem (model LCPPET-3) for 30 seconds. Then I plug the power into the modem and connect the cable to the powerless Smooth Wall box. I wait for the modem to clear itself (2 green lights on up top) then fire up the Smooth Wall box. After the Smooth Wall box loads up (I hear the start-up beeps) I try to access the web with no success.

In the Smooth Wall menu Iím able to see under ĎAbout your smoothieí in the status box that Green NIC (eth0 inet addr: bcast: smask I/O: 10base 0x6300) and Red NIC (eth1 inet addr: 24.112.***.***/ bcast:24.112.***.***/ smask I/O: 11base 0x6200).

The cable from the modem to the Red Nic is S-Thru STP CAT5.
The cable from the Green Nic to my networked laptop is cross over STP CAT5.

Old 04-06-2003, 04:12 AM   #2
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Sounds like a MAC address problem....

I have a similar setup and you seem to have everything configured OK - but you probably need to register the MAC address of your red interface with your ISP. If they are not keen on you connecting more than one PC to your broadband connection (some are OK, some aren't) then you need to spoof the MAC address on your smoothwall to get it to report the MAC address of your laptop (or whichever machine will connect to the 'net)
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What does "route print" give you on the Win98 box?


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