Debian Buster / Freedombox was up-to-date (as of 2019-11-11)
[Edited to focus on select issues.]
To turn my Olimex Pioneer Edition Freedombox into a router I bought a 4-port usb-to-ethernet adapter/switch. In an attempt to set it up, I managed to disable the connection to my Freedombox.
What I did:
System > Networks > +Add Connection
Connection type: Ethernet
Connection name: FreedomBox LAN
Physical interface: [the onboard ethernet port]
Firewall zone: Internal
IPv4 Addressing Method: Shared
I imagine my newbie mistake was to select “Ethernet” as the connection type and then “IPv4 Addressing Method: Shared”, effectively disabling the ethernet internet connectivity to the Freedombox server.
- If possible, perhaps it is a good idea to render it impossible to share the ethernet connection via the GUI if only one ethernet port is available.
- How can I connect to the Freedombox server?
Thank you for any help!