March 23rd, 2004, 10:13 AM
hardware questions (router/firewall)
I picked up an IPAD 2500 (Internet Protocol Adapter) intending to play with it as a firewall/internet gateway.
Pentium processors at 166MHZ
2 GB hard drive
Intel LAN card (PRO/100)
8 MB memory
two PS/2 ports
one monitor port
2 serial ports
1 parallel port
Networking software with fully integrated firewall and NAT router is installed, I have the software disks and manual.
My problem is that I simply can't figure out how to connect through it as a firewall/gateway on a dial up connection.
The manual instructions are:
I can't figure out what they are talking about, the only place I have to attach anything even remotely close to a phone cord is the LAN card, which I have attached to my computer with a cross over cable.
connect your remote internet feed wire to the Model 2500's provider port.
Modem. Connect the telephone wire from the feed port to your telephone jack.
I'm hoping that I have supplied enough information here to allow somebody to point me in the proper direction. I want to use it as a firewall, I have only one computer I want to have internet access through it at the moment, but soon will have 2 computers networked with it.
I have spent LOTS of google time on this, I can't find any further documentation links for the product or software.
I'm including pics that show the rear of the IPAD and a view of the NIC card (just so ya'll know I'm not blind and there really is noplace for a phone line.)
If you want to make God laugh....make plans.