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Old 07-17-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Question Problem with 3COM 3C509B-TX card


Hi, I'm having a problem with a 3COM 3c509B-TX network card. I'm using Redhat version 9. I can't seem to get networking to work on the card. I've tried configuring eth0 to get an IP via DHCP, and manually setting the IP address. Neither way works.
Windows machines on the subnet can get IPs from the DHCP server (running on Windows XP), if this means anything.

I've used the netconf tool that comes with linuxconfig (addon), and I've used the netconfig tool that comes with Redhat.
I'm using the 3c59x module, and the card seems to initialize with no errors. The output from ifconfig looks okay, but I can't ping eth0 on the machine, and I can't ping any other host on the network (class c).

One thing that is interesting (I think), is that when I do a modprobe 3c59x, I don't get any response. Is that normal?
If you guys have any ideas, I would really appreciate it, since this is driving me nuts. Thanks!
 
Old 07-17-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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Ignore the references in my post to 3C509B-TX, the card is really 3C905B-TX.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 06:46 PM   #3
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have same problems, get the module for that card in 3com.com

those mod that come with the kernel are not for that card, belive me.


i have that problem 5 days ago with 3 machines+ redhat 9.0
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply. Which driver did you get from the 3com page? The latest I saw was for Redhat 7. I grabbed that and compiled it (after having to make changes). I then updated modules.conf, did an insmod, and set it up for DHCP and it still doesn't work. I've tested the DHCP server with a laptop with Debian on it, and it grabs an IP okay. Let me know what version of the driver you grabbed from 3com. Thanks for your help!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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Uhn, you have the utp cables certified?



the network card have the link led on?

Always check first Layer one, then go to layer 7 remember that.


actualy i try again the drivers that come with the linux and it work, my problem was the irq.

check the irqs.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 02:35 PM   #6
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The cable is okay, it worked with my linux laptop. The link light is on. What do you mean by layers? I've checked the irqs and there doesn't appear to be any conflicts (cat /proc/interrupts). How do I change the irq? It doesn't seem to work in /etc/modules.conf (options 3c59x irq=xx). Thanks for the help.
 
  


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