Connecting your IPFire router to the network

Posted by Pawel Suwala on 

Once you have received the parcel from us, follow these steps to connect your new IPFire router to the network.

1. Unpack the box and take out the router.

2. Connect the network cables

Unless you specified otherwise, device will come pre-configured with Port 0 as WAN and port 1 as LAN.

WAN (wan) -> igb0 -> red0   -> DHCP
LAN (lan) -> igb1 -> green0 -> v4: 192.168.1.1/24

Port 0 is the one closest to the serial port. Connect your internet cable into the WAN port and your switch (or access point) to LAN as shown on the photo:

If you have ordered 3-port router, your LAN port (green0) will be in the middle, and the third port will be left unconfigured. 

3. Connect the power adapter

Connect the power plug into your router before connecting it into the wall. 

APU boards have very low ESR input capacitors. To avoid arcing on the DC jack, please plug in the DC jack first, then plug the AC adapter into the wall.

4. APU board is booting 

Your router should now boot. It will take about a minute. 

5. Connect to the web interface.

Now you should now be able to connect from your computer via the web interface to the IPFire web control panel at: https://192.168.1.1:444/  

The default username and password are:

Username: admin
Password: ipfire

4. Verify that you got an internet connection.

Number 1 should show your gateway IP. This will typically be your public IP.

Number 2 should show a local IP of your router: 192.168.1.1 

5. Reconfigure (optional)

If you would like to change how the red/green ports are configured, you need to connect via SSH or Serial port and type the setup command.

The default username and password are:

Username: root
Password: ipfire

If you are seeing this error:

Unknown terminal: 115200n8
Check the TERM environment variable.
Also make sure that the terminal is defined in the terminfo database.
Alternatively, set the TERMCAP environment variable to the desired
termcap entry.

you must set the TERM variable and try again:

Now you should be seeing the setup user interface: