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Old 07-17-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Smoothwall Express problems.


Has anyone used smoothwall here?

I'm having trouble getting it to work. I've installed it fine. The smoothwall computer can access the internet. However any computer behind it cannot access the net, BUT can login to the smoothwall computer.

The computers behind the smoothwall computer do not get ip addresses via dhcp either :s

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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I'm using smoothwall What distro are you using? and have you tried connecting your modem directly to a computer to see if you get internet access?
 
Old 07-18-2009, 11:52 PM   #3
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Yeap i've tried. My modem is connected via ethernet. So all i really assumed i'd need to do was have the computer connected to the "green" designated card and the modem (ethernet) to the red designated card
 
Old 07-19-2009, 07:37 AM   #4
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As long as you have followed all the steps correctly it should just work. Check the settings under Networking--> Interfaces on the admin page of your smoothwall (http://<hostname or ip>:81 or https://<hostname or ip>:441) make sure the connection method is DHCP.

Also check the Logs look under Settings select DHCP Server then hit the update button and see if any requests have been made.

If you're certain smoothwall is getting net access (this can be confirmed on the first screen of the admin page) then it can only be something to do with your lan settings either on your computer or in smoothwall itself. There's really very little that can go wrong with setting up smoothwall.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:14 AM   #5
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I'm certian smoothwall express is getting access as the ping option returns a reply from www.google.co.nz

I'll have another crack this weekend (uni has started up again). I will post back when i can.

The problem i faced was the dhcp and no net access for the computer behind smoothwall. However i'll double check the settings as you have suggested :-)

Thanks for the help
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:23 AM   #6
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Ok so i had a crack (just couldn't resist lol)

Smoothwall shows that it is connected on the main page. However the box behind it still can't get internet access..

I was thinking of installing again (as it takes about 20mins tops)

Now correct me if i'm wrong
"Red" network card can be set to dhcp and thats it? as i'll have to do nothing else to it?
"Green" network card can have an ip address of say... 192.168.72.50 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0

Do i have to enable any proxies? or anything else inparticular?

As all i have at the moment is the ability to access the smoothwall box from the "green" side
 
Old 07-20-2009, 06:36 AM   #7
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"Red" network card can be set to dhcp and thats it? as i'll have to do nothing else to it?
Correct.
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"Green" network card can have an ip address of say... 192.168.72.50 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0
I don't remember setting the subnet, I do remember specifying the ip range for the green netowrk.

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Do i have to enable any proxies? or anything else inparticular?
I didn't do anything else.

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As all i have at the moment is the ability to access the smoothwall box from the "green" side
That's strange, also make sure the gateway ip is set on the smoothwall box. Good Luck

Edit: Yes I did have to specify the subnet also.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 07-20-2009 at 03:58 PM. Reason: Correction added.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 04:57 AM   #8
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Hmm ok so i seem to be on the right track.

I'll give it another crack soon.

I don't remember setting the range for the "green" connection. Just the ipaddress for it. However there's no harm in trying again


Thanks for the help!
 
Old 11-01-2009, 06:33 PM   #9
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I know it's been a while, but did you get this fixed?

Had you forgotten to DHCP server on the Green i'face? That's what an IP range for it would have been about.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #10
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This seems to be a problem with the green/red interface settings. I do not assume that iptables have been tampered with on a plain Smoothwall installation. You will need to re-check your configuration against the INSTALL infos.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 12:03 AM   #11
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Ok I got it going!

Sorry for the delay, i've had uni exams/commitments so it's been on hold for a while.

All I did was a fresh install of the smoothwall OS and it seemed to correct itself(i did the IP's manually again, perhaps it was wrong before?) :-)
 
  


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