[clug-talk] my ipcop box

Neil Bower nbower at clug.ca
Tue May 16 11:13:07 PDT 2006

On Tuesday 16 May 2006 11:52, Kin Wong wrote:
> Mitchell Brown wrote:
> > So how do I set all this up? My ISP tells me to set everything to
> > automatic.
> If everything is automatic, then you are connecting to their network
> through DHCP.  They will have DNS servers which generally automatically
> setup.
> Not sure exactly what you need to do to solve the problem, but here are
> a couple of things to look at.  When you were setting up IPCop, the
> configuration of the red interface is where you would specify your
> static ip and dns settings -- in your case your ip sounds like it is
> dynamic, so I'm not sure if DNS will pop-up.  (I can't get the menu up
> on my IPCop box -- seem to have forgotten what to do to get the
> configuration menu back up after logging in as root).
If you are logged in to the box, the command is setup

> The other thing to look at is from your IPCop box, can you ping
> www.google.com -- though things are automatic, certain ISP providers
> lock you down to a single MAC address (each network device has a unique
> MAC address) and when you change the router that provides NAT (Network
> Address Translation) service so that multiple network devices can be
> share a single Internet connection.  They may need to refresh your
> connection as you have changed from a black box router to an IPCop box
> with nics (MAC address change for sure).

Neil Bower
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