[clug-talk] my ipcop box
darcy at canasc.ca
Mon May 15 19:12:36 PDT 2006
Gustin Johnson wrote:
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> Mitchell Brown wrote:
>> You guys, after your lovely presentation insipred me to set one up of my
>> own. Okay, the install went smooth.
>> I've got two network cards in it, and I've correctly identified them as
>> green and red. Now, when I plug a machine into my green interface, and
>> try and ifup it, it cant get an IP from the DHCP server! I set it up to
>> act as it (although I can no longer find the menu to change it :-/) but
>> it still doesn't see the machine.
> In the web GUI, click: Services -> DHCP server
>> Even though I couldn't get an IP, I tried going to http://192.168.1.1:81
>> (The IP I gave it) and, not surprisingly, it failed.
> Of course you need to manually configure an ip address on your
> workstation. Under linux the following should work:
> ifconfig eth0 up
> ip addr add 192.168.1.200/24 dev eth0
> ip route add default via 192.168.1.1
> Windows should be straight forward (look in tcp/ip properties on the
> appropriate Ethernet device).
> If all of this fails, log in to your ipcop box (try ssh, or directly via
> the console aka keyboard :) and issue a reboot command.
> Also, make sure that there is no other device on the LAN with the same
> IP address.
> Oh, and finally, check all the cabling. Physical issues can cause
> sleepless nights if you don't look for them.
>> Suggestions anyone?
When you say that you connected a machine into the green nic, are you
going directly from one computer to the ipcop green interface with a
single network cable? if so, that cable will have to be a cross over
cable. If you have a network hub or switch in between then you use
straight through network cables (if you look at the coloring of the 8
wires inside the connector, on a straight cable, they will all be in the
same order, but on a cross-over cable, 4 of them will be switched
Hope this helps
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