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I am trying to set up a my linux box (Computer 1) and my Desktop computer(Computer 2) so that my desktop is routed through my linux box.
I have two network cards in it. A D-link one (which uses the 8139too module and works fine) and a Real-tek one. Both of my computers are currently going through a central hub in my flat. I want to take the connection from my computer out of the hub and put it through my linux box and, subsequently, to the hub.
I just put the Real-Tek driver in today and I can't get it to be recognised. I do not have a monitor for the box so I am doing everything by SSH. I assumed that when I put the network card in, it would instantly be recognised, but it wasn't.
While looking at the kernel menuconfig window to find a driver for the Real-Tek card, I noticed that it was the same as the one used by the D-Link one (the one which works). Could it be that they won't work together as they both need the same module?
What I would like to know is:
How can I get the Real-Tek card to be recognised?
Could there be a problem with them both using the same module?
You can get 2 cards to work using the same driver, what is required is an alias in your modules.conf file that points one card to eth0 and another to eth1.
Unfortunately, I couldn't give you the exact sytax of what you need to add to the file, but try searching around on google and on LQ and I bet you can find an example of a modules.conf file that uses aliases for multiple devices.