I'm trying to set up a linux MCE 7.10 core and MD system with two adapters.
I currently have a cable modem feeding a Linksys BEFSR41 router that then feeds my networked PC's.
I was first going to change the router into a switch and let the core assign DHCP IP addresses to the MD and all other networked PC's .....but then I didn't want to lose internet connectivity to my networked PC's if I was to either 1). dual boot the core into Ubuntu and/or 2). turn off the core.
So, I was thinking about trying to use my BEFSR41 in the following way - from cable modem to BEFSR41 WAN port ----from uplink on BEFSR41 to onboard lan on linux MCE core machine------from PCI NIC card on linux MCE core machine to MD.
I was thinking that by using the uplink option I could still let the router assign DHCP for my external networked computers and also get external connectivity to the linux core....this way if I want to dual boot the core or shut down the core, I wouldn't loose my connectivity on the external networked computers.
Can this be done? Do I need to convert my router to a switch first?
This currently works as in I have internet connectivity to my networked PC's via the router (no changes to the router yet) and I have internet connectivity to the core--------what doesn't work is I can't get the MD to LAN boot....it's like the PCI NIC card in the core is not being recognized.
Here are my settings:
From the Linux MCE Launch manager/ open admin website/ advanced/ network/network settings/
the DHCP server on core is enabled
range of IP for pluto devices is: 192.168.80.2 - 192.168.80.128
range of IP for devices not in pluto database is: 192.168.80.129 - 192.168.80.254
the number of adapters is 2
External network card Eth1 - obtain IP address from DHCP
Internal network card eth0 - IP address is 192.168.80.1 - subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
From within the linux MCE launch manager - when viewing IP addresses, I have:
External_Iface = eth1
External_IP = 192.168.1.102
External_Netmask = 255.255.255.0
External_DHCP = 1
Internal_Iface = eth0
Internal_IP = 192.168.80.1
Internal_Netmask = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
DNS1 = 126.96.36.199
DNS2 = 188.8.131.52