IPCOP Not Connecting on Red Side

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jayramona, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. jayramona

    jayramona New Member

    I am doing a simple Green-Red configuration using two ethernet cards. I have gotten the green side working (a windows machine receives an address and can connect to ipcop machine via browser). My plan is to migrate to Linux, working back from the firewall, so the XP machine is going to Linux once I get the IPCOP machine working correctly. I just can't find the right place that spells out the point I am having trouble with (red zone via dsl modem).

    The hardware/ISP info:

    PII 350 mhz, two PCI ethernet cards - recognized and configured automatically.

    Internet is to be accessed via Verizon DSL, through Westell DSL modem.
    When connecting directly through the DSL modem (XP to DSL modem), ipconfig reveals (and I don't see PPOE listed there, just DHCP):

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jay>ipconfig /renew *

    Windows IP Configuration
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 71.110.22.161
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.110.22.1
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jay>ipconfig /all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : prodxptest
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Com
    plete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-DA-7B-D1-47
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 71.110.22.161
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.110.22.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 71.110.22.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.238.64.12
    68.238.128.12
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:44:12
    PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:44:12
    PM
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jay>nslookup 71.110.22.161
    Server: nslala01.verizon.net
    Address: 68.238.64.12
    Name: pool-71-110-22-161.lsanca.dsl-w.verizon.net
    Address: 71.110.22.161

    So, I must be hung up on configuring the two red zone screens. I choose DHCP for configuration, rather than PPOE, because I have never seen any indication that is how I connect.

    I tried leaving the fields blank which were allowed be blank when using DHCP (red connection). I also reinstalled IPCOP and entered the static DNS servers and gateway information listed above. These settings never gave any indication that the red zone was connecting to anything. When accessing via the browser, IPCOP always reported IDLE. And connect did not produce any results (no error messages).

    I was unable to install the latest IPCOP, rather I am using the .10 version, not .14 I was planning on upgrading once I got an indication I could connect.

    I hope I provided the info needed, thanks.....

    -Jay
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. jayramona

    jayramona New Member

    PPPoe?

    I will keep trying. I left the whole dump of a successful connection to see if anyone had an idea about how to get a good connection with IPCOP.

    I have never needed my user name and password, just plugged into the modem and I was surfing (the connection would eventually fail but it worked).

    So, if I AM required to use ppoe, I still don't know what my problem is.

    I reloaded IPCOP using Green-Red configuration, and set PPoe. I used the username/password from the verizon website, but still didn't seem to get anywhere.

    If someone has an idea about using a GUI linux distro to analyize what the connection must be, I could try that.

    Bottom line is that it WILL respond to DHCP auto configuration requests from XP, or the router. The connection just fails after awhile.

    So, I just need to know how to get to the bottom of this. Because PPoe config did not work, neither did another one.

    I suppose I could test the red side by connecting it to my existing router, and see if it connects? Kind of hard to test the Red side since it won't work at all.

    -Jay
     

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