Trendmicro Network Viruswall 1200 install *SOLVED*



  • Hi guys.

    Just after a bit of advice please. I have a viruswall 1200 and have successfully installed pfsense 1.2.3 The problem I am having is with the nics. I set up up the intrerfaces through console, but no lights light up when connected and I cant ping them either. I have read on the forum that someone else tried this on the viruswall but I dont think they resolved the issue. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Seg


  • Netgate Administrator

    Any reason didn't use 2.0.1?
    Can you get a boot log? What are the NICs?

    Steve

    Edit: I see there's a boot log in the other post, also for 1.2.3: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,22905.0.html


  • Netgate Administrator

    Ok, I read through the manual I see that the viruswall 1200 has LAN bypass between the internal and external NICs. In order to use either of those you will have to either disable it, in the BIOS or via a jumper perhaps, or setup the watchdog.
    The third NIC should work, the other user managed it by disabling hardware checksum offloading.
    This bug may well be fixed in 2.0.1. If you aren't seeing any link lights at all on any interface you might need to use a cross-over cable.

    Steve


  • Netgate Administrator

    Reading through the board manual, here, it looks like you have to remove completely jumpers J2 and J3 to disable the by-pass completely. It also looks like there isn't a watchdog for it, the by-pass would only function if power failed.

    Steve



  • Thanks for the help guys.

    With regard to using v 1.2.3, the minimum install size I saw to download was 512mb, (please correct me if I am wrong), I only have the original 128mb cf card. I noticed there is a 44 pin ide connector on the board, so I have purchased a ribbon cable from fleabay, and have a 20gig 2.5" ide drive ready to drop in there, so I will give the newer version a go when the cable arrives. I will also have a look at the jumpers, and test out the cross over cable suggestions. I will post back results.

    Thanks again.

    P.S. Sorry for being lazy, but do you know how I can access bios? I can only connect through console connection. Can I do it that way?

    Thanks

    Seg



  • @stephenw10:

    Ok, I read through the manual I see that the viruswall 1200 has LAN bypass between the internal and external NICs. In order to use either of those you will have to either disable it, in the BIOS or via a jumper perhaps, or setup the watchdog.
    The third NIC should work, the other user managed it by disabling hardware checksum offloading.
    This bug may well be fixed in 2.0.1. If you aren't seeing any link lights at all on any interface you might need to use a cross-over cable.

    Steve

    Thank you Stephen. Changing the jumpers on J2 & J3 has done the trick. I have now managed to access the webgui and can configure settings. I am hoping the ribbon cable comes tommorrow so I can install the latest version and start configuring properly.

    *******For Future Referanece

    If anyone else reads this and has a TrendMicro Network Viruswall 1200 and trying to install pfsense, then this thread has solved it for me.

    Big thanks to Stephen for the help and links.

    Just need to work on setting LED's and the text on the LCD on the front.

    Seg


  • Netgate Administrator

    That's great.  :) Shame it's too late for the other other guy who sold his box.  ::)
    So did you get all three NICs working?

    The board manual mentions that the BIOS supports console redirect though it doesn't give any details. It may be disabled by default. Trend may have used a custom BIOS modified from the Advantec version. However if it is enabled where you normally press DEL to enter the BIOS setup you usually have to press TAB via the serial console. That's because DEL can't be sent over serial. You'll just have to experiment with some serial speeds.
    One thing you can do is use the flashrom package in pfSense to extract the bios image and them open it from a Windows box with modbin6 to see what the defaults are. Then you can try modify it and flash it back if you're feeling really brave! (don't unless you have some good reason  ;))
    Since it seems that there is no watchdog timer to disable or modify (which would normally be used to activate the by-pass if the box crashed) is there any reason in particular you need bios access?

    How are the LCD and LEDs connected to the board? Which header are they using? There is a pfSense package for lcdproc that may work and LEDs can also be coaxed into life with some experimenting. Internal photos may help.

    Steve

    Edit: The default console speed seems to 38400 8N1. That's according to the manual for the FWA-600, a box made by Advantech which uses the same board. This also has a better description on the LAN by-pass functionality and console redirection.

    Edit2: Yes that manual has a MUCH better description of the BIOS functions. It looks like there is a LAN by-pass control in there after all.


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