Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hobart, Australia
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Arrow dhcp error


I've been trying to get a machine of mine to work on the internet/lan for a while now, it doesn't seem to work, so any help would be a appreciated!

The computer I'm trying to get to work is connected to a hub device that gives out addresses (DHCP) but inbetween the hub and the comuter is a switch - that allows all the other computers to connect at a central point. The other computers on the lan go through this same setup exactly- using Win XP Pro SP2 - and do not have any problems getting addresses or coneecting to the proxy server for the net. What makes it worse is that this computer doesn't have any problems under XP too, and when I had mandrake 9.2 on about 6 months ago it worked well.

Under linux, the system itself finds the card there, but when i use drakconf to set up the connections it doesnt work at all. Ive tried statically assigning an adress, that worked for about 2 seconds and then it failed, and any attempt at a DHCP setup just has never worked.

For a while when mandrake started up it would hang on the eth0 line, but now it doesn't do that anymore...

The specs of the machine are 350MMX intel pentium 2
Compaq NC3121 Fast Ethernet (NIC) plugged into PCI 1

tell me what you think..


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DHCP startup error dwarf007 Linux - Networking 4 07-14-2005 05:13 AM
DHCP Installation Error: Dependency Error rhonneil Linux - Networking 2 09-15-2003 06:56 AM
Mystery DHCP error Darin Linux - Networking 7 01-29-2003 11:09 PM
DHCP client error Sam1 Linux - Networking 2 09-05-2002 02:37 AM
dhcp restart error guanyu Linux - General 1 02-19-2002 06:48 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration