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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #105 on: June 02, 2011, 01:51:33 pm »
fastcon68,

How are you determining that auto-negotiation is failing?  Are you looking at the switch side of the connection or the firebox side?  I've not had any issues and seeing that all of my ports are 100 and Full Duplex.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #106 on: June 02, 2011, 09:00:02 pm »
no luck figuring out why.  but I have everthing working.  I only have one issue and that is my vonage device will not connect.  I connected it to the a dell 8 port switch then used a cross connect cable. I connect it there and have had no issues.

I am using a combination of GB and 100MB and 10-Half for vonage.
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #107 on: June 09, 2011, 08:03:52 pm »
I have gotten the n series driver for the Tenda 311U.  what is the best way to install this new driver?

I just got my new used 40 gb hard drive for my x6000.  what it the procedure for doing the install.  I currently have it connected to a USB converter.

Last but not least here is the mbmon data:
Temp.= 35.0, 18.0, 41.5; Rot.= 21774, 22500, 21093
Vcore = 1.50, 1.92; Volt. = 3.33, 5.08, 12.16, -12.04, -0.67

Can somebody explain the values?  This would be perfect to made into widget for the home page.

I have item left to do and that is the arm/disarm light.  The x6000 is a awesome piece of technology.  Stephen10 was talking about 2 different add on cards.  what are the and what do they do?
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #108 on: June 10, 2011, 03:23:46 am »
I have gotten the n series driver for the Tenda 311U.  what is the best way to install this new driver?
There is a driver for the Tenda W311U in snapshot builds of pfSense 2.0.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #109 on: June 10, 2011, 05:16:35 am »
I just got my new used 40 gb hard drive for my x6000.  what it the procedure for doing the install.

The easiest way to do this probably to put the drive in a laptop then boot the laptop from the pfSense install cd and install from there.

Last but not least here is the mbmon data:
Temp.= 35.0, 18.0, 41.5; Rot.= 21774, 22500, 21093
Vcore = 1.50, 1.92; Volt. = 3.33, 5.08, 12.16, -12.04, -0.67

Can somebody explain the values?  This would be perfect to made into widget for the home page.

I've never been completely sure about this, the middle temp value probably an unconnected sensor. I think the last value is CPU and the first value is probably the chipset.

Stephen10 was talking about 2 different add on cards.  what are the and what do they do?

There are no add on cards for the X-Peak as far as I know. The only expansion possibility is the mini-PCI slot. There is an expansion card for the X-E series, the 'tacoma' module, which adds advanced encryption for VPNs. It doesn't work in pfSense.

Steve

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #110 on: June 11, 2011, 06:48:12 pm »
I just order a disk caddy for my 2.5 - 40 GB hard drive.  I reading through the forum on installing to a HD.  The problem that I have is I only have is, That I do not have a laptop that I can put the hard drive in to install PFsense.

The caddy came from England, it should be here this upcomming weekend.  I have is a USB to IDE converter.  I would like to get the hard drive prepared before it comes in.

What options do I have.  Does anybody have a base image that is 40GB in size that I could install on my HD.

Thanks
RC 

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #111 on: June 16, 2011, 11:14:32 am »
I tried to upgrade my memory to 2 Gigabytes last night in my X8000.  I figured I would max it out and ran into a roadblock.  When I installed the new memory all it would do it make a beeping sounds.  Nothing would come up on the LCD screen.  What I ordered was DDR1 400 PC3200 ECC.  Can anyone provide me with a type of DD1 400 with or with out ECC.  I really would prefer ECC though. An I guess if anyone else has the same type of ram maybe they can test as well.  I didn't think to download the hardware guide to try and reset the BIOS via the jumper.  Do you think that might be my issue the BIOS expects 512 megs.  I also  didn't see the VGA connector on the X8000.  I had thought the 2x8 2mm pitch IDC 16 connector was on the X8000.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #112 on: June 16, 2011, 11:36:50 am »
Hmm disappointing.  :(

Doesn't the original P4 2.8GHz cpu run with a 533 FSB?
The bios behaves just as a standard desktop bios as far as ram settings are concerned. I'd be very surprised if it was locked at 512MB, though I haven't tried it. I don't think the standard ram is ECC.
I have seen some bioses that through out an error when you change the ram. It could be saying something you can't see.
The 2mm pitch VGA header is only in the X-e box as you have found. I don't beleive the X-Peak has any vga hardware at all.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #113 on: June 17, 2011, 11:49:15 am »
That is very disappointing.  I'm going to continue on my quest to get more ram for the X8000.  Maybe I will have a talk with the mother board manufacturer.  I was able to get a 4 gig CF card to boot with out making any changes to the BIOS settings.  Well I can't really make any changes to the BIOS.   It would be nice to see the BIOS screen with out flashing the current BIOS.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2011, 01:55:07 am »


I trying to buy a x8000 and have read the whole thread. Thanks for all the work steve.

What is the best way to integrate Wifi into the firebox? I can see you have an antenna, what are the options ie USB or minipci? Model number of working devices would be appreciated. I don't mind modding the case but I have never done any soldering so hopefully none is needed.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2011, 12:12:15 pm »
I have a x8000 and your only option is the minipci slot.  There is only one USB slot and it's a v1.0 or 1.1 not v2.0 USB.  You could try usb but get less than the 12 megabits of bandwidth you would be expecting.

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2011, 04:00:16 pm »
So will this one work: Atheros AR5213A AR5004G Super G 108 Mbps Mini PCI Card.

How do you attach an antenna to a minipci?

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #117 on: July 04, 2011, 01:10:44 pm »
That should work ok although there are issues with the driver. I get the 'stuck beacon' report in the logs a lot if I'm on a busy channel.
You need to use a short adapter cable to connect to the minipci card known as a 'pigtail'. I recovered the antenna and cable from an old access point.

Steve
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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #118 on: July 04, 2011, 01:30:08 pm »
Thanks. Im gonna try this card: Atheros AR5008 (Model: AR5BMB-0072TA) plus it comes with the pigtail cables.

My x8000 should arrive in the next few days.

stephenw10: Noise is my concern I have a X700 sat here next to me and its LOUD. Do I need to replace the processor in the X8000 or can I leave the stock processor in and just change the heatsink fan. I read about your pin mod

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Re: Watchguard Firebox X Peak platform
« Reply #119 on: July 05, 2011, 09:19:07 am »
The standard fans are loud!. The standard CPU, 2.8GHz P4, is a hot chip with a 70w TDP. Also it has no power saving features which means it runs hot even though you almost certainly won't be using most of it's processing capacity.
There are loads of compatible processors available for almost nothing that use less Watts. It's worth trying something cooler if you are fitting slower fans. Although I ran the original CPU and it wasn't running too hot with slower fans but I wasn't stressing it.

Steve