ZeroShell Quick Tips
ZeroShell is a simple yet powerful linux-based router suite. There are many screens in the configuration screens,
so I am going to put some quick tips here for anyone trying to get their ZeroShell system up and running quickly. This is mostly to document the parts that
weren't obvious to me, or that I had to spend some time hunting around for. I hope this helps!
I hope to add to these tips as I learn anything new. Also, look for upcoming articles on Kerberos usage on ZeroShell. I am interested in exploring the implementation
of IPv6 support in ZeroShell - more on that if/when it happens!
- In system setup, after you create an initial profile (and reboot into that new profile,) add an IP on the interface that will be your home LAN port. For example, this
would typically be 192.168.1.1.
- For Broadband connections that use DHCP, choose Dyn IP on that interface. If you have AT&T DSL, you will use PPPoE, so don't choose Dynamic.
- If you're using PPPoE, in the same Network page as the rest of the interfaces, there's a button "New PPPoE" just under the tabs. Choose this and
set it up. Luckily, it has options in the pop-up window to bind to the necessary interface, and also to enable NAT on the newly created PPP link.
- Enable NAT by clicking on the "Router" choice on the left hand navigation menu, then choose "NAT" along the top of the screen. Then, choose the interface that you
hooked up to your broadband modem to be a NAT Enabled Interface. The PPPoE will be enabled automatically when the link is created.
- Be sure to click Save to leave the NAT window.
- Don't forget to set up DHCP! Click on the DHCP menu option on the left. In the next screen, you need to click "New" along the top-right to choose a subnet and
interface to enable DHCP on. Then you will be able to set up a range of IPs to be dished out by the server. Don't forget to click the Enabled checkbox on the upper
right side of the screen, and then Save in the upper left!!
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