3.4. m0n0wall Console Setup

To recap from earlier, your system is now ready to be configured. You are able to view the keyboard/video output or a serial console at 38400 bps (or via a video card and monitor) and have the media you loaded with m0n0wall earlier installed in the target machine.

When your system finishes booting, you will see the m0n0wall console.

*** This is m0n0wall, version 1.2
    built on Sun Aug 22 11:41:15 CEST 2004 for WRAP
    Copyright (C) 2002-2005 by Manuel Kasper. All rights reserved.
    Visit http://m0n0.ch/wall for updates.
    LAN IP address:
    Port configuration:
    LAN  -> sis0
    WAN  -> sis1

m0n0wall console setup
1) Interfaces: assign network ports
2) Set up LAN IP address
3) Reset webGUI password
4) Reset to factory defaults
5) Reboot system

Although this example shows sis0 and sis1 as the two Ethernet interfaces these names depend on the Ethernet cards that are installed. These 4 characters simply identify the driver used to access the Ethernet card and the number of cards that are using the same driver. Other possible Ethernet interface names include, but are not limited to: bge, em, gx, nge, ti, txp, dc, fxp, sis, ste, tl, tx, xl.

3.4.1. Console Setup Menu Options

First I will explain the purpose of each menu option.

Option 1 allows you to assign network interfaces to be used for LAN, WAN, and OPT networks, as well as allowing you to configure VLAN's.

Option 2 allows you to set the LAN IP address to something other than the default

Option 3 allows you to reset the webGUI password if you have forgotten it.

Option 4 lets you reset the system to factory default configuration. If you get stuck at some point during configuration, sometimes it is easier to start over from scratch.

Option 5 lets you reboot the system.