Chapter 4. Configuration

Table of Contents

4.1. The Console Menu
4.2. The Web GUI
4.3. The System Screens
4.3.1. General Setup
4.3.2. Static Routes
4.3.3. Firmware
4.3.4. Advanced
4.3.5. User Manager
4.4. The Interfaces Screens
4.4.1. Assign Interfaces
4.4.2. LAN
4.4.3. WAN
4.4.4. Optional Interfaces
4.4.5. Wireless Interfaces
4.5. The Services Screens
4.5.1. DNS Forwarder
4.5.2. Dynamic DNS
4.5.3. DHCP
4.5.4. SNMP
4.5.5. Proxy ARP
4.5.6. Captive Portal
4.5.7. Captive Portal Advanced tabs
4.5.8. Wake on LAN
4.5.9. Scheduler
4.6. The VPN Screens
4.6.1. IPsec
4.6.2. L2TP
4.6.3. PPTP
4.7. The Status Screens
4.7.1. System
4.7.2. Interfaces
4.7.3. Traffic Graph
4.7.4. Wireless
4.7.5. The status.php page
4.8. The Diagnostics Screens
4.8.1. System Logs
4.8.2. DHCP Leases
4.8.3. IPsec
4.8.4. Ping/Traceroute
4.8.5. ARP Table
4.8.6. Firewall State
4.8.7. Reset State
4.8.8. Backup/Restore
4.8.9. Factory Defaults
4.8.10. Reboot System

This chapter is meant as a reference for most configuration options. If you don't know how to get up and running with a basic two interface setup and get into the webGUI, please see the Quick Start Guide for your platform.

Quick Start Guides

4.1. The Console Menu

On boot, after printing the standard BIOS messages and the FreeBSD boot messages, SmallWall does not show a login prompt, but instead shows a simple menu on the console.

Using the console menu, you can assign the function of each network port: LAN, WAN, or OPT for additional optional ports such as a DMZ, additional LAN interfaces, a wireless access point, etc. You only need to assign the LAN port here, and probably want to assign the WAN interface as well. The rest can be done in the webGUI if desired. Change the IP address of the LAN port as appropriate for your network, and you are ready to connect to the webGUI to set up the remainder of your configuration as described in the next section.