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Thursday, 19 April 2007
Hardware Requirements
Installing the Firewall
Setting Up a Connection

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Home Networking Overview
Essential Tips to ensure the success of your firewall instalation ....
Setting Up a Connection

Point your browser at or and you should see IPCop’s home page. (Note: v1.4.0 will automatically direct you to a secure page). If you can’t connect, make sure that your Client PC’s Network Settings are set to Automatically Obtain an IP Address, and reboot if necessary, so that the Client obtains an IP Address from IPCop.

  • • Browse to the Dialup page, which deals with PPP setup. (This is on the Network menu in v1.4.0).
  • • Select the type of Interface you want to use from the drop down menu, and hit the Refresh button.
  • • Give the Profile a name, in the input box provided, and fill in any details required for the Connection and Authentication. A dialup modem connection will require at least a telephone number, a username and a password.

Hit the Save button at the foot of the page.

Some ADSL modems require you to upload software onto IPCop before they will work. Browse to the Upload Firmware/Drivers page and after downloading the binary file you need to your own PC, renaming it if required, upload it to IPCop by clicking on the Browse... button and selecting the file on your own PC, then hit the Upload button.

Refer to the Administration Manual on the IPCop Documentation [ twiki/view/IPCop/IPCopDocumentationv01] page for a fuller explanation of all the available options.

Return to the Home page and hit the Connect button to connect to the Internet. If have chosen to Dial on Demand, the message will change to Dial on Demand Waiting. Initiate a connection by trying to browse to a website on the Internet. If everything is set up correctly, IPCop will dial out, and you will be online.

• If it works first time, great! Otherwise, go back and change settings until it works. You might need to change a modem’s Init string on the Modem configuration page, or change the COM port. You can study the PPP log on the Log viewer page to troubleshoot connection problems.

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