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Old 02-07-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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RedHat ES4- Can't Ping Gateway


Hi.
I am brand new to Linux.
I installed RHEL ES4.
It found the ethernet card.
I am trying to connect to my linksys router.
The ip of the router is 192.168.1.1
At first I tried using DHCP, but it failed.
Because it could not get an IP via DHCP, the network couldn't start.
I gave it a static IP: 192.168.1.110, and a default gateway of 192.168.1.1.
The network came up and it sees the network device (eth0).
I still cannot ping the gateway.
I know the network card works, since I can swap hard drives and boot up with a windows98 install, which sees the network.

If the network card is plugged into the router, why wouldn't at least be able to ping it?

Of course, I would then like it to go out through the DSL modem which is attached to the router, but one step at a time!

I would appreciate any help or advice!

Thank you!
 
Old 02-08-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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Do you have routes?
 
Old 02-08-2006, 11:36 PM   #3
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Do you have routes?
Hi!
I did not fill anything out in the ROUTE tab of the network config application.
The machine cannot even ping the IP address of the linksys router, so what routes would I use?
This is very confusing, since the same machine, when booting with a win98 drive works fine.
The NIC card is Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere card.
Linux is using the TULIP driver, which I believe is correct per the linksys website.
Is there something about this card that needs to to be tweeked to work with linux (redhat es4)?

Thank you for any help/advice/comments!
 
Old 02-09-2006, 02:25 PM   #4
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The type of answer to 'ping somegateway' is useful, if it's 'no route to destination', check the man pages for route. It's a good exercise, and you'll probably never have to look it up again.
 
  


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