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Old 01-29-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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I hate to do this but... Can't connect to router.

I am a newb, I just installed RH9, and it's the first time ever I try to configure a Linux OS, so please be easy on me :)

Okay so for the last two weeks I've been trying to set up my internet through my router(3com 3c857). The first thing I tried was ofcourse connecting with the router through my browser by typing in "" (=default IP). Connection refused. Now i start looking around, I used the GUI internet wizard(redhat-configure-network-druid) no good. Although I noticed that for my ethernet card it set 3com 3c501, but my ethernet card would be nvidia something. I did install the drivers from nvidia(using RPM packs), but I have no idea on how to configure them, so that might be a possible problem.

Okay, so I try netconfig(after reading a lot on this forum), still no good. I try /sbin/route add default gw up not working.

I can't even ping the router.

I flushed iptables, still not working, so much for my suspicions against the firewall.

I can post the outputs of
ifconfig -a
lspci -v
or any other that are requested(I don't have them right now, I just remembered that most people ask about these things before giving any help..)
Old 01-29-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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Sounds like your nic card is not working at all. Is it an onboard network card? What motherboard are you using? If its an nvidia motherboard you have to insmod the correct module which would probably be nvnet:

insmod nvnet
Old 01-29-2004, 12:50 PM   #3
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The NIC is onboard yes. I'm on an Asus A7N8X-VM mb. And the chipset is nVIDIA. So I guess I'll try that once I reboot.

Whew... Hope that works because I think I've been trying almost everything else..


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