The change to ADSL on a Smoothwalls turns out to be very straight forward. First determine how the modem wishes to connect to the Smoothie...it will either be by USB or Ethernet. In either case, shut down the smoothie, remove the old modem and connect up the new hardware. I'm sure you can see that if your ADSL connects by ethernet, then a second Net card will be required. When you reboot the Smootwall, log in as "setup" and follow the necessary steps that are spelled out in the "install" manual that is on the Smoothwall install disk.
My SBC DSL modem connects via Ethernet to a second Net card on my Smoothie. I left the GREEN interface (the connection to the hub and all the workstations) alone, without changes. The second net card was setup as the RED interface, with DHCP enabled, and connected to the modem. As you can see, I am accessing the Internet just fine.
I was getting the feeling that I am the only Smoothwall advocate on this newsgroup...it's good to see another enthusiast. Please try to muster a cynical smile when others here post replies that encourage you to remove your Smoothie and replace it with a $1000 firewall appliance. They will tell you that your 233 burns too much power, and by spending $1000 you may be able to save one kilowatt per year!!! No kidding...they actually think it's worth it.
Remember to keep up with the Smoothie updates...fixes7 was just released a few weeks ago.
Stay the course. Fight the good fight. Jeff