Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by crawdaddy, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    Has anyone used monowall? I have started to play around with it, and it seems to be the ultimate mate for the linksys router line. Set up the router to mainly deal with the actual WAP stuff, then let the monowall deal with firewall, traffic shaping, QOS, authentications, etc. I'm working on getting it configured so it works well and could use any help or guidance available. Thanks
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I've used monowall on a soekris router before, I never really got it into production but I configured it and it looks pretty nice...
  3. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    right now I'm VERY intrested in the captive portal part of monowall. The built-in user manager is a nice start, but I am trying to learn about radius so I can run a much larger scale authentication for wireless users, but I have no clue where to start with radius. like a frontend to manage the radius auth. iunno. Any help is GREATLY needed.
  4. avax

    avax Network Guru Member

    how did you get monowall to run.. I have installed it on a PC but it aint work I can't ping the default IP adress what to do?
  5. Mostly try different nics. It will not find most cheap nics, intel pro100's and 3com 905x are good choices. If a nic is not detected, reset to "factory defaults" before rebooting. Make sure you have link on both nics while booting (cables plugged in, and on the other end)

    Then use the automatic detecting of the wan/lan, you must have link lights durring boot up on both wan and lan this is important as freebsd will not detect a nic without link. Remove the cables when it tells you to (this was my problem lol), not before.

    Edit: one other thing; Have a good floppy and floppy drive!!


  6. avax

    avax Network Guru Member

    yeah right I use 3com 905C (the best) and I still cant ping monowall...
  7. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    by default, monowall does not occupy the range. It occupies something in the 192.168.10.xx rang I wanna say, been a long time since I played with it
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    try ipcop i think it has those options (radius QoS) and it works well as a router. Also it has good hardware detection.
  9. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    RADIUS isn't tough...I know I set a project up over a year ago using some WRTs running Sveasoft tiesd into a RADIUS server and a chilispot server. It wasn't that hard. (wish I could point you somewhere, but it's been a while...I just remember spending very little time on the RADIUS part of maybe a day?)
  10. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I've used m0n0wall almost 3 years now and it really rocks. It's just stable as hell running on a WRAP board from PC Engines.
  11. binerypir8

    binerypir8 Guest

    so how can we get the Monowall Into the WRT54G so the linksys has captive portal? the monowall is only about 5 megs and ive got it working just fine on regular old pc's with just a hardrive
  12. 22bsti

    22bsti LI Guru Member

    m0n0wall is bsd based for x86 only to my knowlege and from what i understand there is like only one guy working on bsd for mips(the processor arch the linksys routers use) so i wouldnt plan on it unless you want to write/port it yourself
  13. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Ran IPCop for a month or so (IPCop is built on top of m0n0wall with a few more features)...
    Then changed and tried pfsense for a few days..had reliability issues with it..back to IPCop. Then back to my RV082.

    Ran it on a small form factor Compaq Deskpro EN...P3 866 with 256 megs. Onboard Intel Pro NIC, and a 3COM 905 PCI in the riser.
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