Bonding Nics on SmoothWall

Hi Folks,
 I have built a smoothwall router in a mini-itx case with an atom board for a specific job. I have a HP7170 network card that has 2 ethernet ports on. This makes 3 ports in total as there is one on the board also:

eth 0 (port 1 on the HP nic) GREEN ZONE
eth1 (port 2 on the HP nic) ORANGE ZONE
eth2 (port on the atom board) RED ZONE

My problem is that I would like to bond the two HP ports to work under the Green zone (working as a switch would) I only need the RED and the GREEN. I could just buy a cheap switch but I would like to keep the box as an AIO router.


Paul Lewis-Brown
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I don't think that this is possible on the smoothwall box.

You could maybe change the orange interface to purple (normally used as an internal Wi-Fi Network) I would have thought that purple and green should be able to talk to each other (may have different addressing though)

Other than that, I can't really see a way round it.


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strangeplAuthor Commented:
Sorry Scofar no luck. I tried using the same subnet on each nic but no joy. These seems rediculous that you cannot bond nics under one zone (as a normal router would)

Thank you for your sound advice anyway.
strangeplAuthor Commented:
This was not achievable however this guy was correct.
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