A repeat of the question I raised before. (I hit the enter key before I was finished - sorry). Here, briefly, is my problem: I have a Thinkpad T20 with a Xircom CE3 pcmcia card running Red Hat 7.2. I can do a dhcpcd on the machine from a normal DHCP server in one part of the university and I can also assgn a static IP address and get the interface up. HOWEVER, the dashed thing will not work when connected to a Linksys Router (BEFSR81). I tried to assign a static IP address and also tried dhcpcd and dhclient. None of these will get the interface up.
I understand that you can get a static IP with Linksys if you ask for a yyy between 2 and 99 in xxx.xxx.xxx.yyy. So I tried this:
#ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.xx up netmask 255.255.255.0
(x is a number between 2 and 99)
#route add default gw 192.168.1.1
Now ifconfig eth0 shows the correct setting. Yet the interface is not up as "ping <some IP>" shows. It tries for a while and then reports that the destination host in unreachable.
My next attempt was to install dhclient. dhclient eth0 does nothing! I cannot get an IP assigned. Nor will dhcpcd work.
All the three methods outlined work if I do not connect to the router. Let me also add that the router now provides networking for three comps : a FreeBSD one (dhclient), a Mac and a Win 98. So I know the router works. And I also know my comp (+Xircom) works when not connected to the router.
I would be immensely greatful for any help. Thanks.