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Old 04-20-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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How do i install a network card/drivers or set up internet connection sharing?

As the title says really...

I am running Mandrake v10...

I have a USB cable modem, which it picked up and i can connect to the internet without problem...

I have a network card, which i want to share the internet connection via a hub to 2 other PC's running XP...

I am a total newbie, and only installed linux yesterday...

Not sure if i am on the right track, but if i type 'ifconfig -a' it shows me 3 items...1 loopback adapter and 2 network cards...

eth0 shows no ip address, and eth1 shows an ip address (my usb modem)...

Do i need to install drivers for my network card (eth0), or because it is listed, it has drivers?

During boot, eth0 shows up as failed...

Thanks in advance for any help given...

Old 04-20-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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If ifconfig shows eh0 the driver is normally installed. But you have to set the IP. You can set it with ifconfig. See 'man ifconfig' for more infos. If that really doesn't work, try 'lspci', and watch there for your network card.

For internet sharing you need a kernel with iptables support. You probably have to rebuild it, if there isn't support in the default Mandrake kernel. That might be difficult for a newbie, but if you have a good howto, it won't be that difficult.


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