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My pc config: P4 2.8HT, 512MB RAM, 120GB, realtek RTL8139 lan card.
Dual boot: Win XP/ Fedora 4
problem is- in windows, network is working but no matter what linux install--i can't get my network up. i have tried FC4, FC2, knoppix and using the same settings as in windows ie gateway address, etc.
output of 'ifconfig etho'
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:26:86:3D:E2
inet addr:172.26.117.62 Bcast:172.26.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xc00
what could be the possible problem?
Check that your ethernet cable is plugged in. Also try another cable just in case the cable is faulty. Is your firewall running? Try disabling it if so and see if that makes a difference. Check that your IP settings are the same as the rest of the network - i.e. is the subnet & subnet mask the same.
I've got a big headache with the rtl8139. After a whole week of tests, I finally discovered that the pin-out of my network cable was incorrect. No prob in Windows, but cannot connect with Linux.... After changing the cable, everything was OK.... So verify your cable!!
I agree with cdhgee, that looks like a firewall issue! Take a look at iptables -L
Originally posted by piyushiitk i can not ping any pc in the LAN.(in windows i can but in linux i can't)
Also, rtl8139 diagontistic program in windows says 'no LAN board' detected but windows xp runs it seamlessly without any probs.
Originally posted by zak317 I've got a big headache with the rtl8139. After a whole week of tests, I finally discovered that the pin-out of my network cable was incorrect. No prob in Windows, but cannot connect with Linux.... After changing the cable, everything was OK.... So verify your cable!!
Electricly speaking, I dont see how that is possible!! If the pin-out is incorect, the signals wont get to the RX pins. So what ever the OS is, there is no way you can make it work.
Maybe your cable was intermitently faulty. As in sometimes good sometimes bad.
not that's not the case.
to be precise: whenever i shutdown my windows pc (thru hibernation, not proper shutdown) i get network problem when i go to linux. I have to set the 'bios' settings to default to make it work in linux.
Though hibernation ins windows very well when i boot again from it.
I really wonder how it creates problem to settings in bios, that later on linux network dooesn't work.
Last edited by piyushiitk; 10-21-2005 at 09:05 AM.
i just set bios settings to default. and it worked (i have tried and tested my times). strange with this problem no linux distro was working until i set bios settings to default
(damn m***osoft, they hide what ever they do. it took me 2 days to find the problem, grrr!!! )