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Old 08-14-2003, 01:24 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 not connecting

Just installed mandrake 9.1 and I am unable to get the network connection working. I have worked through the mandrake Control Center but to no avail.
The nic is a built in VIA VT6103 (which I would expect that Mandrake setup the drivers correctly)

Here is output of the ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:4C:A7:82:0C
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:67 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe800

eth0:9 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:4C:A7:82:0C
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:554 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:554 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:46262 (45.1 Kb) TX bytes:46262 (45.1 Kb)
One thing that I see that is wierd is the eth0:9 - what does the :9 mean?

.. And here is the output of the route -n command:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 lo
I understand that the has something to do w/ Samba

My gateway is

Thanks in advance!
- TT

Last edited by tackytwo; 08-14-2003 at 01:45 AM.
Old 08-17-2003, 02:30 AM   #2
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since your gateway is, you will need a NIC with an IP in the same network as your gateway (which is usually 192.168.1.x).

once you have that, you can tell mandrake about your gateway by unsing the command:

route add -net gw
Old 08-19-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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hello world!
ive got a similar problem on RH 8.0, but i think im one step further.

my gateway is

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 lo

after typing the: route add -net gw
i got the message NETWORK IS UNREACHABLE
but i can ping my gateway!



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