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Old 07-30-2001, 11:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy network unreachable

I am still having trouble with my nic. it is a netgear fa 410 tx (pcmcia).

or I just don't get the whole network thing. Is there a step by step guide to get a nic up and running?

I know that the pcmcia slot is active, but linux just won't reconize the nic. when I try to ping anything on the network, I get network unreachable.

please help me get through this.

Old 07-31-2001, 06:40 AM   #2
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You might want to use and as guides. There may well be details of your distros web site too

cheers - good luck

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Also try this one:
Old 08-03-2001, 05:44 PM   #4
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open linuxconf and set up etho and the default gateway.
Old 08-03-2001, 11:40 PM   #5
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i have a few questions..
1. does PCMCIA services start upon boot
if no use chkconfig to add it to runlevels 345

2 does your system beep letting you know that the card is started.

3 run ifconfig and what do you see

4 ping

5 dial 911 and tell them your having a problem with your nic and see if they can help (just kidding)

5 have you tryed this nic in windows or dos and does it work?

Old 08-04-2001, 02:01 AM   #6
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Thank you all for replying.


Here are tha answers to your questions (in reverse order)

5)Yes this card worked in this machine when it was running win95. (I have completely removed windows from the machine)

5)that is not a question, but a good suggestion, I will take it under advisement for later thought

4)ping worked fine. no errore, fast turnaround.

3)ifconfig replyed with...

link encap:local loopback
inet address: bcast: mask:
RX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0

2) yes it beeps at about the right time for it to be beeping about the card.

1) during startup i see stuff about the crdmgr and whatnot, without any errors(that I can see)

I hope this helps you to help me. I think that maybe I don't have the right driver (modual?) for the card installed, or that it just ain't talking to the OS.

Old 08-05-2001, 01:28 PM   #7
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ok shock the monkey.. (what a stupid banner)

hmmm ok well we know now that loop back and TCPIP are working properly.. its just the card is not found..

lets try this approach.

I am assuming your running Redhat 7.0 or close there too.

type kudzu at the prompt and see if it finds your netgear. then try running setup at the prompt and configureing your network.. apply a static ip to the nic dont use dhcp.

let me know how this works out.


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