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linux laptop NIC

By khawkins ·
I have Mandrake 7.0 loaded on a Sceptre laptop. Linux detects the PCMCIA properly, detects the card NE4200, and its MAC address. The PCMCIA is loaded first, then the card is properly assigned eth0, but no matter whether I use linucxonf, or manually create the network.conf file, I can't get any network functions. The card is known to be working, and the connection(s) have been verified.
All other aspect of the OS work fine (sound, video, etc)

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by lowkey In reply to linux laptop NIC

What brand is the PCMCIA Nic?

While Mandrake 6.5 recognized almost any NIC I gave it, 7.0 seems to be very picky. I have a variety of 3COM, Linksys and Intel NICS and for some reason only the 3COM's would work. I tested this on 3 desktops (PCI and ISA NICS) and one laptop with the same results. For a quick solution, I would get a new 3COM PCMCIA card.

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by khawkins In reply to linux laptop NIC

replaced card with GVC 10/100 & used tulip.o, worked fine with static ip, now i just need to get DHCP working.....

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to linux laptop NIC

Hi!

Try theese steps and see what happens:

ifconfig eth0 192.168.40.100
ifconfig

check and see that eth0 got the IP if there are no errors.

route add default 192.168.40.1
route
(change the IP for your subnets default gateway)

checkand se so that eth0 is listed with the correct ip and the default route is set up as you specified in route add.

Now you should be able to ftp, surf and such.
First try to ftp somewhere using a IP instead fo name and then try to ftp to netscape for instance.

Hope this helps.
/Hasse

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by khawkins In reply to linux laptop NIC

replaced card with GVC 10/100 & used tulip.o, worked fine with static ip, now i just need to get DHCP working.....

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