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Old 12-27-2002, 12:00 AM   #1
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Help Please - Interesting Network Issue

I'm really new to Linux so please be patient.

Problem: NIC appears to be configured correctly and is working. Can ping localhost only, cannot ping any other internal or external IP's.

Distro: Red Hat 8
NIC: Linksys LNE100TX ver 5.1

1) verified that the tulip driver is being loaded
2) light on nic and hub flash constantly
3) mii-tool reports Eth0 negotiated 100BaseTx-HD, Link OK

When running this nic on a WinMe machine the media-type must be set to 10BaseT. I believe this is the problem in RH8. How do I force the nic into 10BaseT mode?

Old 12-27-2002, 01:28 AM   #2
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You need to make sure you have the correct netmask, broadcast,
and gateway IP numbers. run and post the results from:

ifconfig eth0

route -n
Old 12-27-2002, 09:07 AM   #3
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What about ifconfig ?
Old 12-27-2002, 10:15 AM   #4
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Sorry this took so long...

ifconfig eth0

Link encap:Ethernet
HWaddr 00:04:5A:86:68:4A
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:0 errors:350063 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:538345
TX packets:0 errors:7 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:14
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe000

route -n

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 lo UG 0 0 0 eth0

appreciate all the help.
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I'm thinking that this won't help you, but here it is anyway :

ethtool -s ethX [speed 10|100|1000] [duplex half|full]

Old 12-27-2002, 02:34 PM   #6
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When I run ethtool eth0 I get no data available

when I run per your instructions I get
"cannot get current devide settings: operation not supported"

Any ideas?

I did deactivate eth0 before performing ethtool.

Old 12-27-2002, 03:45 PM   #7
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By using the mii-tool I was able to change the speed of the nic to 10BaseT and the card immediately sync'd to the hub. I can ping and surf the Internet.

Thanks for the help - especially slick willy.

Here is the syntax I used.

mii-tool -F 10baseT-HD eth0



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