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Old 12-01-2006, 07:02 AM   #1
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Determining the exact make of an Ethernet card


I'm trying to figure out what kind of Ethernet card is installed in my FC5 box. I don't see it referenced in /proc but maybe I'm not looking carefully enough.

My network connection is spotty (it resolves itself with a reboot, oddly) and I want to replace the NIC. I would rather get one I know works (therefore the need to get the same make -- or that's desirable at least). I suppose I'd ask if I'll have to reconfigure network settings for it (I have a hardcoded IP address) since the system itself might only recognize it based on MAC if I swap out the exact same make.

But most importantly, how do I get the card info?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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Use the typed command '/sbin/lspci -v' minus the single quote marks;

Code:
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0083
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 173, IRQ 19
        I/O ports at 1800 [size=256]
        Memory at e2005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 54000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. TravelMate 2410
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Using the mac address is normally present in the Ethernet card(s) ifcfg file but it is not required. One can simply use the tool system-config-network and remove the value if desired, example;

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=no
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=wlan0
HWADDR=
BOOTPROTO=none
IPADDR=192.168.49.40
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=192.168.49.10
DHCP_HOSTNAME=Asprie5000
DOMAIN=
ESSID=
CHANNEL=6
MODE=Managed
RATE=
 
Old 12-01-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Lenard. Great information there.
 
  


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