i have recently put together a firewall just for testing.
Everything works fine with my 14.4 modem in it but when i took the 56k
modem out of one of my other linux boxes and put it in the firewall box
it started failing. i can connect to the internet and get a proper ip
address, but i loose about 2/3 of the data. dns is sort of working and
so does surfing but only if i leave them for an unacceptable amount of
time. i have tried to mimic the configuration from the linux box where
the 56k modem works perfectly and cannot see anything that i missed.
Both of these are ISA modems based on rockwell chipsets.
Is it possible that the 486 mainboard simply cannot handle the
What configurations should i check other that my setserial command
(which is identical)?