4.1.3. Red interface selection

This is where you select the type of Red interface on IPCop.

Use the keyboard arrow keys, or the Tab key to move between interface types, and use the Space bar to select one of the options.

Select an Interface for Red

Analog modem.  Select this option if you have a traditional analog modem connected through a serial port, or an ADSL modem connected to IPCop via USB.

Network Card assignment will follow hardware detection, where you assign NICs to Green, Blue and Orange networks, depending on the number of interfaces found. Then you assign numeric addresses to your networks and, if required, the DHCP server for the Green network is enabled and configured.

After installation is complete you may have to upload drivers via the web interface, if your ADSL modem need them. Or, you may have to edit the init strings for an analog modem, before setting up a dialup connection. Refer to the Network section of the Administration Manual for more information on the various ways of configuring a connection.

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ISDN.  Use this option if you have an ISDN modem.

ISDN Configuration Menu

If you do have an ISDN modem, select the protocol and country.

Select the protocol and country

After setting protocol and country, you may need to set driver parameters for your card, especially if it's an ISA card. If so, select 'Set additional module parameters' from the ISDN Configuration menu.

Select module parameters

Next, you must select the type of ISDN card you have.

Select ISDN card type

The final step in configuring your ISDN card is setting its local phone number.

Enter the local ISDN phone number

Network Card assignment follows next, where you assign NICs to Green, Blue and Orange networks, depending on the number of interfaces found. Then you assign numeric addresses to your networks and, if required, the DHCP server for the Green network is enabled and configured.

PPPoE.  Use this if ...

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PPTP.  Use this if ...

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Static.  Static addressing is used when your ISP has supplied you with a permanent IP address. Enter it in the IP address box of the Red interface dialog that follows. IPCop will automatically choose a Network mask. You may modify the network mask as needed.

Your Red network must have a static address if you wish to use IPCop's aliasing feature.

Network Card assignment will follow hardware detection, where you assign NICs to Red, Green, Blue and Orange networks, depending on the number of interfaces found. Then you assign numeric addresses to your networks, and enter DNS and Gateway settings. Then, if required, the DHCP server for the Green network is enabled and configured.

DHCP.  Use this option if your Red network interface card has to obtain a leased address from a router or cable modem, using DHCP.

Network Card assignment will follow hardware detection, where you assign NICs to Red, Green, Blue and Orange networks, depending on the number of interfaces found. Then you assign numeric addresses to your networks, enter a hostname for IPCop for the DHCP Client, and enter DNS and Gateway settings, if not provided. Then, if required, the DHCP server for the Green network is enabled and configured.