2.4. Gather information on Your Hardware

Although IPCop will automatically probe your machine for NICs, it may be necessary to input individual NIC card's configuration parameters during installation. In this case the type, IO address and IRQ number will be needed. The easiest way to configure the cards or determine this information is via a program on the floppy disk that comes with the NIC. Alternatively, check the manufacturer's web site.

If you have an internal ISDN modem, IPCop will automatically probe it, too. Again, if IPCop can't determine the modem information, you will need to know the type, IO address and IRQ number of your modem. The easiest way to configure the modem or determine this information is via a program on the floppy disk that came with the card. Alternatively, check the manufacturer's web site. In addition, you will have to know the country and protocol of the connection, as well as the local phone number for your modem.