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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2011, 02:19:45 pm »
I have the first one and it works like a champ in my x500.
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2011, 02:50:12 pm »
Hmmm, it should boot a udma card ok it just won't use udma mode.

I can't remember now if I had to disable udma in the bios.  :-\

Newegg have the Transend cards if you're in the US.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208339&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Flash+Memory%29-_-Transcend-_-20208339

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Edit: Nope, it booted the Sony 2GB UDMA card with standard bios settings.
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2011, 12:12:46 am »
stephenw10,
what is the correct procedure for install for installing to a HD that I am going to put into my x6000.  I have sata drives available and 1 full size drive available.  I got a 4 GB CF card, I really want to do a full installation.  Do I need to locate a IDE drive?  I really like to get it on a HD instead of flash.  I have several packages that I want to install and 4GB is not enough space.
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #93 on: May 28, 2011, 05:44:29 am »
The best way is to use the correct caddy, see my much earlier post, to hold a 2.5" IDE drive. There is a standard IDE connector you can use to hook up a 3.5" IDE drive but the PSU doesn't provide a power connector so you would have do some modding. You could use a SATA to PATA converter.
What packages do you want to install that need more than 4GB?

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #94 on: May 28, 2011, 10:52:52 am »
stephenw10,
One of my daughters accounts got hacked.  I wanted to add snort and two other packages that show up in the full install.  I just being proactive and trying to build a better box to protect my family.
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #95 on: May 29, 2011, 09:51:43 pm »
stephenw10,
I just got off ebay and they did not have any of the correct adapters listed in for sale.  Does anybody have a spare one that they are willing to part with?
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2011, 05:41:53 am »

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #97 on: May 31, 2011, 11:24:40 am »
I ordered the connector for the IDE 40 pin interface to the strange connector.  I didn't get a chance over the weekend to see if it will fit. It sure looks like the correct part I'll find out today or tomorrow and update this thread.  The part is listed as a "Hard Drive IDE Interposer Adapter Connector".  I had to order a drive sled from the UK it was $15.00 US plus some shipping.  The source for the sled was from the UK. You should be able to search for "Advent 7094 Hard Disk Drive Caddy HDD".  You can PM me if you would like for the URL to the listing that I found.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #98 on: June 01, 2011, 11:16:04 am »
Well in my quest to get a driver for SafeXcel 1841 chip.  I received a reply today from safenet today.  It looks like they sold off the "Embedded Security Solutions Division product line".  That new company is AuthenTec Inc.  I have now contacted them to find out if they have a driver for FreeBSD.  I'm sure they do if they have one for Linux.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #99 on: June 01, 2011, 09:43:57 pm »
I just got my x6000 in today a day early!  I just got it up and running and the lcd by stephen10 installed.  It is working like a charm.  I have have a few issues with auto-negotiation.  If that is my only problem that is not a big one.

I connected a Tenda W311U wireless USB dongle, and so far I have not been able get to detect it.

RC

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #100 on: June 02, 2011, 02:46:22 am »
I found that a number of usb devices didn't physically fit in the socket correctly because they were obstructed by the front fascia. To use these I had to use a usb extension cable.

Steve

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #101 on: June 02, 2011, 05:31:51 am »
Hi Steve,

in summary you could use 3 additional USB devices after soldering the fuse and the 3 double chokes.
CN30 beside the frontpanel USB port and CN28 are alternative keyboard and mouse connectors.
Have a look at the picture.



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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #102 on: June 02, 2011, 06:00:07 am »
Your soldering is better than mine!  :-[

I didn't have (and couldn't face waiting for) any common mode chokes that small so I just used straight wire links instead. It worked fine but I guess if you were in an area with high RF interference you might have a problem.

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The N class usb adapter is able to plug directly into the port on the front with out issue. 

We are seeing a huge difference in performance between the x500 and x6000.  I have no issues with the bridging and have run speed tests and I am getting close to the max on my DSL circuit.  I getting 11 + meg  down and 800 KB up without any trouble. 

I am very excited.  besides the noise from the 3 fans it's no real big deal.  New unit is awesome.

I found that the excryption module from the x500 would not work in the x6000.  I think it is conflicting with the one on the system board.

RC

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #104 on: June 02, 2011, 06:16:51 am »
You should be able to get your full dsl speed with no problem. I was able to get 300Mb/s throughput during testing and my X6000 has a low voltage 1.2GHz CPU fitted.

Steve
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