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    Sky Broadband and Smoothwall Router

    Hi,

    Im trying to implement a Smoothwall Box at home. I have Sky Broadband Wireless Router.

    I have a dual NIC box, one RED NIC and one GREEN NIC.

    The RED NIC is plugged into my Router and has a static address assigned 192.168.0.10, the router address is 192.168.0.1.

    The GREEN NIC is plugged into my switch and also has a static address assigned 192.168.0.11, both IP's are on the 255.255.255.0 Subnet.

    I can access the Smoothwall Box from the web browser.

    But if I try to access the internet through smoothwall I get errors. I have put the correct proxy settings into FireFox being 192.168.0.11:800

    Just wondering if anybody has any ideas on what might be going wrong as it puzzles me!!

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    Turn on the proxy server as transparent on the smoothwall box.

    Also have you setup the DNS to point to the smoothwall box?

    Can you ping outside address from the smoothwall interface?

    Z

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    Hi,

    Yeah its set as transparent and DNS is pointing to 192.168.0.11

    Not tried a ping from smoothwall shell

    Ill try that 2mz.

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    I would give red and green sifferent ranges if i was you.

    Why have you pointed it to your switch?

    you dont need to ping form the shell you can do it from the interface as well.

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    You need different networks on green and red.
    Either: get the sky box to pass through its public IP (this would be best) or just use 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 on Green.

    You can't use the same net both sides.

    HTH

    Tom

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    Thanks Tom,

    I had heard this was the case but wasn't totaly sure. Im not home until Sunday now so ill let you know how it goes.

    P.S I notice you work for SW, just want to say thanks for an excellent project.

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    Not sure that you can get the Sky router into half bridge/full bridge mode (to pass the public IP back to the red interface) - if it's the same one that I have, it's a rebranded Netgear. You can use the Netgear firmware recovery tool to flash the original firmware back onto it and dump your ADSL username/password etc, this gives you a bit more control - I think the DG834T has half bridge. May not work very well though, everything I've tried half bridge on has ended up playing silly buggers after working ok for a while - we ended up getting a couple of Linksys ADSL modems here that do the job very nicely.

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    I think ill just work on different ranges to make life easy, the router from sky is crap at best so I would immagine that it would be easier for me to just use 192.168.1.0 / 255.255.255.0

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    Out: I *think* you can, but our Sales Director (Richard) who had sky broadband has moved to the states and is currently loafing around at a Florida Education Tec Show.... will try and find out a bit about his setup if you like dan?

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    Tom - I'm sure it's an option on the stock and modded firmwares of the 834, but the Sky one has very limited options. I don't have Sky myself but tried to talk a friend through setting up an alternative router with them and there seemed to be next to no options for all the important bits. I have an ex Sky router but can't remember what the menus looked like before I flashed it back to stock.

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    Chances are Richie flashed it back to something decent... he's like that.

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    Got it working just, im now going through smoothwall. Weird the UPNP is actually reporting that my net speed has gone up by 4mbps?

    Turns out it was due to me being on the same range. Changed the Green and my Ip and it works fine now.

    So guna sit back and have a few beers now with the telly!

    D

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Got it working just, im now going through smoothwall. Weird the UPNP is actually reporting that my net speed has gone up by 4mbps?

    Turns out it was due to me being on the same range. Changed the Green and my Ip and it works fine now.

    So guna sit back and have a few beers now with the telly!

    D
    Glad it is working - whereabouts are you finding the phantom speed increase?

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    Hi Tom,

    On Network Connection I now have an icon from PNP that says internet connection, it used to report 7.6mbps now its reporting 10mbps, could this be a bug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Hi Tom,

    On Network Connection I now have an icon from PNP that says internet connection, it used to report 7.6mbps now its reporting 10mbps, could this be a bug?

    D
    Its it now reporting LAN speed rather than WAN speed perhaps?



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