Can't ping gateway
I recently reformated a linux box and replaced an older version of Slackware with v13.37. The pc is on a local network connected fine with the config. The new install cannot ping the gateway or other pcs on the subnet. The router is a Belkin wireless router. I'm using a fixed IP for the pc in question. When I try to ping the gateway I get "Destination Host Unreachable". I tried with DNS IPs, that did not work either. A second pc with Windows can ping the router. It has a fixed IP of 192.168.2.110.
DNS: none (not needed)
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
localnet * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
default 192.168.2.1 0.0.0.0 UG 1 0 0 eth0
"Destination host unreachable" for a local IP means no ARP replies are received.
Could you post the output of ethtool eth0 and route -n?
Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
Supported link nodes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: yes
Advertised link nodes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: No
Advertised auto-negotiation: yes
Supports Wake-on: g
Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
drv probe link
Link detected: no
route -n (commas added for clarity)
Destination, Gateway, Genmask, Flags, Metric, Ref, Use, Iface
192.168.2.0, 0.0.0.0, 255.255.255.0, U, 0, 0, 0, eth0
127.0.0.0, 0.0.0.0., 255.0.0.0, U, 0, 0, 0, l0
0.0.0.0, 192.168.2.1, 0.0.0.0, UG, 1, 0, 0, eth0
I replaced the cable to the router, lights on NIC are on, rebooted the router. Problem persists.
This computer was communicating with the LAN before I installed the new Slack distribution.
Do you by any chance have more than one NIC? What does ifconfig -a say?
It could also be a driver issue. What make and model is your NIC? The output from lsmod and lspci -v could be helpful.
Thank you for your help. I think it must be that the network card is no longer supported. Its cheap & very old.
I have a relatively new wireless card which I will try and report back to this thread.
It turns out the new Slack version no longer supports the old nic. When I replaced it with a newer nic, everything worked. Thanks again for the help I received.
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