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Old 09-17-2003, 08:19 PM   #1
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configuring internet and installing NIC

The only driver i could find was in C format for my network card. how can i install it? The card is a netgear FA311.

I also have a cable modem and want to connect to the internet, i don't have a static ip or a router. Other than setting up the automatic dhcp and dns settings, is there anything else i need to do?

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Old 09-17-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
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Do you mean the only driver you found was the source code?

If so it is pretty easy to compile. Look for a readme file in the package, after you untar or decompress the file. Normally there is a readme file which tells you how to compile it properly.

First thing you'll need to do is make sure the correct packages are installed to compile. Type redhat-config-packages at a terminal emulation screen. Under the Development section tick the tickbox next to Development Tools. This will install the compiling tools you need.

If you can't find a readme file, the following lines normally compile and install a driver (for me anyway).

After you extract the file you downloaded, there should be an 'src' folder. Go into the folder (using a term emulator) and type....

../configure (enter)
make (enter)
make install (enter)
if you reboot then, your hardware "should" be detected.

Best bet is to look for that readme in the package or on the site where you got the driver.



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