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Old 12-08-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Get old ISA NIC to work


Hello,
I have installed DamnSmallLinux on a pc with the following specs:
486DX Processor... I'm supposing its 133MHz
1GB HD
16MB RAM
4x CD-ROM

I have recently added an ISA NIC to it so I could use the computer in my home network but I don't know how to set it up, apparently setting it up by netcardconfig does not work.
I am able to ping 127.0.0.1 successfully; but I'm not able to ping my router or any other computer on my network.

I would appreciate any help.
Thanks
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:17 AM   #2
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Any help will be appreciated. lol
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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Try 'ifconfig' it see it linux is even finding the card.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:29 AM   #4
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I tried this as well, and ended up having to go out and get a PCI NIC. Look on the HCL (hardware compatibility list) and see if yours is listed, though I doubt it will be.

The nice thing is that PCI NICs are $10 or less these days...
 
Old 12-15-2004, 09:15 AM   #5
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what kind of nic. do you have. ? ( brand & type )
i have an 'oldy' with a 3c509-isa working ok. ( in fact, slackware detected it at install )

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Old 12-20-2004, 12:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for your replies
When I boot the PC it tells me that eth0 was found but when it finishes booting and I type ifconfig it only shows:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback

The computer doesn't have PCI so a PCI NIC is not an option.

I was playing with the network configs in the /etc folder and got to a config file which had this in it content:
address 192.168.0.103 (which was the ip I assigned to the PC)
netmask 255.255.255.0 (which is the network subnet mask)
network 192.168.0.1 (my network)
broadcast 192.168.0.255 (not sure about what this is?)
gateway 192.168.0.1 (the router)

I did ifconfig again and it showed eth0

I tried to ping 192.168.0.1 and all the pings were unsuccessful, I tried pinging 127.0.0.1 and the pings were successful.

Why can't I ping my router?
Does it have to do with the DHCP settings? if so how can I change them?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:47 AM   #7
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Do you know the make and model of the NIC?
If it's an ISA PnP NIC you may be able to
detect it using pnpdump...


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