I was running Mandrake Linux 10.0 on a HP Vectra VL800 using an Intel Pro 10/100 Lan NIC through a Linksys 5-port switch to a Direcway DW6000 Satellite modem. It worked great!
I finished building a new system using the ASUS GA-K8NSNXP-939, and I am having trouble getting the 88E8001 on board lan chip to make the connection to the DW6000.
I read the previous post here, and checked the driver. The sk98lin is installed, but I keep getting "Network is unreachable' when I try to ping the IP address of the DW6000.(eth0 config to run using DHCP).
I tried a manual config of eth0 by editing /etc/hosts/, and /etc/networks/; setting the broadcast mask manually using ifconfig; and double checking this against a laptop I have that is running Mandrake 10.0 that is also connected thru the switch to the DW6000 (and works perfectly). A reboot got eth0 turned on, but still would not ping the DW6000.
Here is something weird... under my manual config of eth0, I ran nmap on all C-class network addresses from 0-255 and it gave me a series of no-connect error messages. But, under DHCP, nmap scanned successfully; yet pinging the DW6000 still says network is unreachable.
I know I must be missing a step, but I can't figure out what it is. Can anyone out there help?