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Old 06-08-2003, 03:11 AM   #1
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Surecom EP427-X PCMCIA problems with RH8


I've got problems getting my Surecom EP427-X PCMCIA adapter to work with redhat 8. It appears to be detected (the detection sound at startup and Yenta at IRQ 11), but it does not grab an IP address off the DHCP server. Nothing's wrong with the DHCP server as it worked for another laptop with the same OS and distro but with another network adapter.

I've downloaded the pcnet_cs package and have installed it (seems to be successful), but it still does not work.

Could anyone shed some light here?

Old 06-09-2003, 02:47 AM   #2
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do an ifconfig -a, just to verify you've got a device registered with the mac address of the card (it should be printed on the card somewhere), if you get something besides "lo" and the mac address matches your card, try assigning an appropriate ip address from your subnet manually, eg: ifconfig eth0, then do an ifconfig and see if the card is "up", if it is, try adding a route manually, eg: route add default gw 192.x.x.x eth0, where the address is the ip address of perhaps the same entity serving dhcp, (a gateway, router, etc), then see if you can ping something like
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still have problems

I have done as you suggested. This is the message I receive:

lo Link encap: Local Loopback
RX packets: 100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns: 0 frame:0
TX packets: 100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns: 0 carrier:0
collisions: 0 txqueuelen:0
RX nytes: 8488 (8.2Kb) TX bytes: 8488 (8.2Kb)

I tried to do a redhhat-config-network but apparently my card is not listed. It is not even in the list of network adapters. When I manually assign it a static IP which I know works, it seems to work (at least I can ping my gateway). I did not set up DNS yet so I'm not sure whether it all works.

Any suggestions are welcome.


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