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Old 06-19-2003, 10:31 AM   #1
Daveyboi
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Network card not working ><


Hi all,

I have a Realtek 8029(AS) PCI network card and I've just installed Redhat 9. When I type ifup eth0 I get the following message:

Determining IP information for eth0... failed.

I can ping 127.0.0.1 ok and I've read some other posts here first so here's some other info in case it's in any way related.

In /etc/modules.conf, it shows:
alias eth0 ne2k-pci

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg -eth0 shows:
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=no
TYPE-Ethernet

Please may I have some advice/pointers/help in making the network card work.

Many thanks!
 
Old 06-19-2003, 10:33 AM   #2
jharris
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Welcome to LQ,

Your currently trying to user DHCP - do you have a DHCP server on your LAN, if so is it working?

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 06-19-2003, 10:36 AM   #3
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Looks like DHCP has failed. Try to use dhcpc or dhclient (I don't know which one you have got installed) to see if the IP address is get from the network. Check firewall, maybe you block the dhcp port.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 01:16 PM   #4
Daveyboi
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Thanks for the replies. I haven't setup DHCP yet. Is it painful to ask how to? If so, no worries, I'll have a play around.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:11 AM   #5
jharris
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Unless you already have a DHCP server on your LAN there is no point in using it. You can simply assign youself a static IP address, which sounds like this is what you need to do. What other machines have you got on the LAN and what addresses are they using? You simply need to pick a free one and thats that.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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