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Hello all. I'm new to this whole Linux world, so bare with me. You might have to walk me through a lot details to get what you're looking for.
I just did an install of Suse 9.3 (dual boot with a fresh install of Winblows XP SP2) and am having a heck of a time trying to get them to work in Suse. I know that both cards (described below) work when I boot into XP just fine.
Micro-Star International RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
What commands and outputs should I post to aid in my troubles? Thanks.
I feel like a complete n00b, asking for help and not even stating the problem, lol. I simply cannot connect to the Internet. I have tried to ping the router that I am under and I get no responses. Same thing happens when I attempt to ping another computer under the router.
I believe that what I need now is a how-to on setting up a ethernet connection. I have changed so many settings X amount of times that I have no clue what to do anymore.
Some information on my home network:
Internet provided by Cable Company (Charter Communiactions) and uses a Motorola Surfboard Modem.
Modem connects directly to the back of my D-Link (DI-524) Wireless Router.
Then there are a few switches beyond that point but I'm hardlined into the Router, with the link engaged. Right now I am using my D-Link Gigabit NIC (not the onboard) to connect to the Router. Inside the router I have assigned the DHCP for that card's MAC address to 192.168.13.37 (leet obviously). The router's IP address is set to 192.168.13.1.
YaST, I believe, had configured the D-Link NIC because when I logged into the Network Card Configuration, for the first time, the D-Link was in the bottom list, Already Configured Devices. The onboard still needed to be configured. I'm not really too worried about the onboard one though. I need the speed of the D-Link Gigabit when using my Gigabit Switches.
OK. Well I just restarted my computer (new in the back of my mind this would happen) and could not reconnect to the Internet with neither the onboard nor PCI NIC. I could however ping the Router after performing the EXACT steps metioned by pilotgi above with my onboard (which is eth0).
Something has to be royally screwed up somewhere I think. Anyone else have any thoughts or ideas? Thanks again pilotgi for the response earlier.
Well it went ok I guess. I'm still not entirely sure how i got it to work, but I can tell you all the commands that I found that helped me setup and default to Gigabit card.
ifstatus - helped a lot in determining the status of a eth0 and eth1
ifup - helped to bring the network card online
ifdown - helped to bring the network down
route - helped in viewing the active connections and setting up the routing table in the kernel
I think what I basically did was the following (eth0 is the Onboard and eth1 is the PCI Gigabit):
ifstatus to see that the Gigabit was even seen
ifdown eth0 to disable the Onboard
ifup eth1 to bring on the Gigabit
route to check to see if I had a Destination for eth1 (which I didn't, which I believe is where the problem was to begin with)
route add default gw 192.168.13.1 to setup the Gateway for my computer to talk to the Internet
route (again) to check that everything was setup right
took the cable out of my Onboard and plugged it into the Gigabit and the Internet worked
restarted the computer and it seems to be defaulting to my Gigabit card now
I am still unsure if this was the correct way to do it in Linux. But I know one thing, Suse didn't like it, :-). Moving on to bigger things now, getting my ATI Radeon 9200 PCI Vid card to work. That's going to hurt. Any advice or a link to a page would be great.