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Old 11-14-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Second NIC! Can't ping

I'm running Mandrake 10.0 Powerpack plus.

I'm trying to setup a second NIC on eth1 (see below). I can bring the NIC up using "ifconfig eth1 up" and all seems OK. However, when I try to ping the NIC from my WinXP m/c I can't. If I changethe connection to eth0 the ping works OK. Any help would be appreciated. The NIC is:
Vendor: ?Realtek
Description: ?RTL-8139
Module name: ?8139too
Mac Address: ?00:10:a7:0a:ed:0b
Bus: ?PCI
Location on the bus: ?4.

ifconfig looks like this:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0B:CD:E7:7B:3F
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::20b:cdff:fee7:7b3f/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:1857 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2388 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:788430 (769.9 Kb) TX bytes:280693 (274.1 Kb)
Interrupt:17 Memory:e8200000-e8210000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A7:0A:ED:0B
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::210:a7ff:fe0a:ed0b/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:1512 (1.4 Kb)
Interrupt:21 Base address:0x6000

Many thanks


Last edited by donoss; 11-14-2004 at 01:12 PM.
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What is the IP address of the XP box? if it is 192.168.0.x then change it to 192.168.1.x
Old 11-14-2004, 01:38 PM   #3
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If I understand your post corerectly, it sounds like either your gateway router or XP box does not know howto route packets to i.e. via

You can test this on your XP box by typing (at a command prompt):
E:\scowles>route add mask
If the above works, then update your gateway router so that it knows about the stub network (, then when your XP box tries to access this network (without you manually adding the route), your gateway router will send an ICMP redirect back to the XP box; which will then add this network to its route tables automatically.


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