Does anyone set this or similar 3Com network card successfully?
[exactly 3Com Megahertz 3CCFE574BT
The list of supported PCMCIA cards contains this model.
But on the other hand still I can't use this interface.
I figured out that in new kernels I supposed to replace (disable) the old cardmgr
with new pcmciautils
. I've done so and removed deprecated package.
My Debian 4.0
. kernel is 2.6.18-6
is listing this device, ifconfig can manage this device (eth1), but still I can't ping anything (host unreachable) except 127.0.0.1.
Someone said that I supposed to use /etc/network/interfaces (ifup,ifdown) rather than ifconfig.
I've done so, but it didn't help. Simple static configuration failed, even dhcp does not retrieve configuration from the router on the second end of the cable.
I found information about specific pcmcia configuration in interfaces:
I was suspecting ARP flux as well, because I had 2 network interfaces in the same network, but after eth0 down, nothing has changed.
I still can't state if it's hardware or just configuration problem.
Kernel modules are loaded: yenta_socket
, rsrc_nonstatic and at the end pcmcia_core
The laptop is IBM Thinkpad T42
. Both PCMCIA sockets are operational.
I red somewhere that there was problem in Toshiba laptops with different modes of PCMCIA: PCIC and Cardbus. In PCIC mode pcmcia card was properly detected, but didn't work at all (something related with 16-bit cards).
I heard too that different pcmcia driver modules loaded in the same time are disturbing themselves.
fragment of pcmcia-new script
Make sure you set the DRIVER (and maybe DRIVER_OPTS) variable to the right socket driver. If yenta_socket doesn't work look up the config file from your distro. Look at the PCIC variable and PCIC_OPTS.
Where can I get this DRIVER_OPTS variable, if it is really needed.
But actually the NIC is detected.
I request for assistance.