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Old 02-24-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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dhcp does not assign IP to nic

I've been tryin to get my DHCP(router) to assign an ip to my nic but it doesn't. If i manually assign it, it cannot ping my other computer or router and is not seen on the network.
Running Vector Linux 4.0 (slackware 9.0.0)
I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.
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"but it doesn't" really isn't much use.. please provide more details.
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First off, when you plug the network cable into your system, do you get a link light?
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oops, sorry about that. Well, i can assign a private ip and netmask to it, but after i do, i cannot ping any other device. Yes I do have link light but no activity light.
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Even though the NIC may physically on, linux may not be able to detect its connection with the router. Please specify your router model.

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Do you have a switch or router, and what do you have for a internet connection?


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