The NIC is active, and gets an IP 192.168.1.44. I can ping the router, but it's the wrong router, its the one that dhcp is disabled on, its not reading the router that connects to my dsl connection. The linksys's router is turned off and only used as a switch. I ran ifconfig eth0 up and it was up, i the did ifconfig eth0 down and then did it up again and still nothing. The NIC is active the router that i'm hooked to works fine while in windows. I can get to the 192.168.1.1 via http, but it takes me to the linksys instead of the westell, like it should. And doesn't on my windows machines.
I'm not even directly connected to the Linksys. It goes, Westell modem/router - linux box is hooked directly to that router and another cable runs off that and runs to my basement to the linksys switch which feeds a personal server and another desktop computer. When I unplug the cable plugged into the westell that feeds as the linksyss uplink, i cannot ping 192.168.1.1. So it's not seeing that router, is that router issue or a linux issue?