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Old 07-14-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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D-Link DFE 530-TX+


This NIC appears to start up properly at boot, but it is not operating properly on 2 machines running Mandrake 10.0. Generally, can ping out on the LAN from the box with this card, but cannot ping localhost, or ping the box from another machine on the LAN.

It's easy enough to find people experiencing problems with this card under Linux, and posts on troubles with it, but no solutions other than using the driver which Mandrake installed on its own in my case.

Before I run out and buy 2 more NICs not knowing whether or not they will work, just wanted to check and see if anyone had any current info on this situation and maybe a possible solution.

Failing that maybe a suggestion on a brand and model of NIC known to work under Mandrake 10.0.

Thanks,
Bill
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: D-Link DFE 530-TX+

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This NIC appears to start up properly at boot, but it is not operating properly on 2 machines running Mandrake 10.0. Generally, can ping out on the LAN from the box with this card, but cannot ping localhost, or ping the box from another machine on the LAN.

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This sounds like your firewall is blocking ICMP (ping response). This is a security measure to prevent the bad guys learning about your network. Are you able to surf?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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I personally never really had problems with this card.

If you want a nic that works right out of the box, try the Realtek 8139
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response

The Firewall service is not running. Just to be sure it was not a problem I started it and set it to allow all traffic. No change in the issue.

The driver for this card is for the RT8139 chipset, which is on this card. Other versions in this series of card use different chip sets. The recommendations I have read say to use this driver for the 530+ (the DFE-530 uses a different chipset and different driver).

As a note, I have two identical machines (save for the NIC, one has the 530TX+, the other a Lite-On NIC) which are running MD 10.0. Mandrake was installed on each machine on the same day from the same CDs, choosing the same options. The only difference between the 2 is the make and model of NIC. The machine w/ the Lite-On NIC communicates with the LAN just fine.

A 3rd machine with completely different hardware, but the DFE-530+ NIC, has exactly the same problem. That's how I determined what the source of the problem is.

Thanks for the input,
Bill
 
Old 07-16-2004, 12:57 PM   #5
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That NIC has been around a long time and is supposed to work with rtl8139.

See Link to Dlink's download They have the "C" code, if you can handle that. In case your version of the module is bad, you could build your own.

Have you got an IP address for the NIC?
ifconfig

What does mii-tool give? See
Man page for mii-tool

mii-tool eth0 or ethx where x is your interface number.

The driver is a part of your kernel when installed. You cannot just download any driver and expect it to work. Try downloading a driver from another source if you cannot compile it. Are you using MDK 10.0 and 2.6.3? What package provided your kernel? 9139too is a part of the kernel RPM 2.6.3.7mdk

What does
lsmod
show?

Last edited by RobertP; 07-16-2004 at 01:12 PM.
 
  


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