4.1.4. Network card assignment

In the network card assignment section you can assign networks, commonly referred to as 'GREEN', 'RED', 'BLUE' and 'ORANGE', to individual network cards, depending on how many you have installed.

There are some features, such as 'LED blinking', to help you identify individual network ports on your IPCop,

The initial screen shows a list of network interface cards that have been auto-detected during the hardware scan. (You can also select a network driver manually, if it has not been auto-detected, by selecting the 'MANUAL' button).

Network configuration, initial view

Select the first NIC and press Enter to assign a network to it.

The MAC Address of the card is displayed on screen, to help identify it. You can also turn 'LED blinking on' to flash the lights on that particular NIC (if your card supports this feature) to help identify the network port.

Assign GREEN network to card

GREEN is the first choice, and in the example below, we have assigned it to the first network card.

Select the next NIC and assign a network to it.

Network configuration, GREEN assigned

Select the next NIC and assign a network to it.

Assign RED network to card

RED is the next available choice, and in the example below, we have assigned it to the second network card.

Network configuration, RED and GREEN assigned

Continue selecting NICs and assigning networks until all cards have been assigned, or left 'Not used', which are indicated by (----) on screen.

If a card has not been auto-detected, you can assign it manually by selecting the 'MANUAL' button.

Network configuration, manual selection

When card assignment is complete, select the 'Done' button to proceed to the next section.