Paul Schmehl presented these words - circa 3/11/08 1:02 PM->
--On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 19:25:31 +0000 Andy Watts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Hi People

l downloaded FreeBSD 6.3 the other day out of curiosity..

The installation started ok but it all went wrong when it came to connecting
to the internet through my wired router

l'm really not sure what entries to put in fig 2-29 that will allow my

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My router's address is and running ifconfig on my linux machine
gives the following:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:01:6C:E2:58:25          inet
addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
         inet6 addr: fe80::201:6cff:fee2:5825/64 Scope:Link
         RX packets:5894 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:4645 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:4431375 (4.2 MB)  TX bytes:616025 (601.5 KB)
         Interrupt:20 Base address:0xe400

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback          inet addr:
         inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
         UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
         RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
         RX bytes:5380 (5.2 KB)  TX bytes:5380 (5.2 KB)

Any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated

If your router works like most do (and it appears that it does from the IP your linux box is getting), all you need to do is put this into /etc/rc.conf:


(or rerun sysinstall and configure your ethernet card to do dhcp.)

# sysinstall

Choose Configure/Networking/Interfaces and set your NIC to do dhcp.

Hmmm, he doesn't need to select DHCP (or maybe he already has) since the
interface (eth0) already has an assigned IP address on
network (  Can you ping the router's IP address ('ping')?  If so then you need to look at your router's external
IP address (the one that is actually visible to the Internet via your
ISP provided IP address).

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