Hi all - I'm having trouble with my network connection on a Compaq Presario system on which I just installed FC3 (dual boots with WinXP). Under XP, the Linksys BEFSR41-CA (Canada) - running its own DHCP server) connects fine to my DSL isp and all is good. However, I'm getting no love from the setup,
FC3 Linux Box --> Linksys BEFSR41-CA --> DSL Modem (Westell Wirespeed)
When I configure the eth0 connection to obtain the IP address automatically from the ISP (as it should be, I believe - the ISP agrees wholeheartedly), the eth0 launch on boot fails and I get the following timeout/error message when I try an `ifup eth0`:
# ifup eth0 Determining IP information for eth0... failed.
My ethernet card appears to be detected fine:
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
By all accounts, this shouldn't be the source of any problem.
My ifconfig -a for eth0 is:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
So it looks like the connection didn't come up because of its failed attempt to obtain an IP address. Accordingly, when I try a ping to my router at 192.168.1.1 (I thought it was worth a try - getting desparate, I guess) nothing flies.
When I change my network configs to a static IP address (I tried 192.168.1.4 with a mask of 255.255.255.0), I can bring up eth0, but still can't ping the router. Since DHCP is supposed to work, I didn't go much further than that with the static IP.
Other information that might (I hope) be useful.
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-1.667 #1 Tue Nov 2 14:41:25 EST 2004 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
I'll be more than happy to provide any additional information that would be useful. Thanks