Settings for a router?

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    I’ve been followng a couple of tutorials on the internet for setting up a router and can’t get it to work.

    I’ll explain my setup:

    2 network cards, one plugged into a modem (pre configured ages ago), one plugged into another computer (plan to change to a switch later if this works).

    ETH0 is connected to the internet.
    ETH1 runs to my computer.

    So far all I’m able to do is access the zeroshell config page, I’m unable to access pages on the internet.

    I believe i”ve setup DHCP correctly since I’ve been assigned an IP address in the correct range.

    My routers address is now, my computers address is

    My internet address info is:

    It’s a static IP for ADSL.

    I am sure these settings are correct since a single machine can access the internet directly using these settings, just not when behind my zeroshell router.

    I’ve attached two screenshots.
    I’m not sure if any of the settings shown in those screenshots are correct.
    I was told to make a bridge, then I was told since the local network ip’s wern’t routable, to delete this bridge and instead go to NAT and shift over the subnet (not sure which one, presumably eth1 since that’s my local computer) to the NAT side of the page. But this hasn’t made it work either.

    Also I am confused as to what to set the default gateway as on the router, presumably right?

    Additionally if i click “edit” on the entry in static routes which gets created if i set a default gateway, I don’t know what to make of the “Destination” and “Netmask” entries contained here.

    I don’t even know if I was supposed to add both and to eth0 with nothing under eth1. I just “added an ip” following a tutorial.

    Could somebody let me know what the settings should be and what I need to change?

    The screenshots reflect the current state of things


    ok, is your modem acting as a router? when u set up ZS u should use it to connect to the internet, make a PPPoE connection off your ETH0, NAT will auto set itself, u dont need to set a gateway. set DHCP on ETH1 for your network. u shouldnt have a realworld and a local IP on the same ETH device.

    there are great walkthrus here:

    Hope this helps


    On ETH01 assign IP and enable DHCP server for that range.
    On ETH00 you already have the public IP address. Enable NAT on interface ETH00. No bridging. No need for a static route, the Default Gateway is fine. Add a DNS server, maybe this could be a reason for not having internet. You can either use your ISP’s servers or OpenDNS.

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