Thanks for the response
Re: dhcp & specs - the external net is static. The firewall box was setup by a security wiz who is now unavailable. The ISP says the connection will "probably" work being one number up on the ip. The subnet will not change at all, it is supposed to be 255.255.255.248 but after I change it reverts to 255.255.255.0 !??! Is it locked or broken??
One of the commands I used was a command line entry: ifconfig eth1 142.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255.255.255.248 "enter" then ifconfig eth1 broadcast 142.xxx.xxx.255
Firewall rules ...hmm... are they listable? This machine has a floppy only. Baaasic hdwr!!
Re: the tulip - I juggled the cards around and used a new D-Link when it appeared. If the modprobe tulip is failing how can I confirm and where could I find a replacement??