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Old 05-24-2006, 06:58 AM   #1
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network is unreachable in suse 10.0

I have a small home network consisting of the following:

Win2003 server running as a PDC and running DHCP and DNS with a static ip address of

3 XP Clients with DHCP assigned ip addresses

1 Netcomm NB9W router with DSL connection with ip address of

All the WIN boxes are talking to one another and can access network resources from each other ok.

I am new to Linux

I have just installed Suse 10 Linux on a machine which was installed while the machine was connected to the LAN. Linux recognised and installed the NIC which is a Compaq NC3161, but I have been unable to get the Linux machine to talk the network.

If I set the NIC to be DHCP assigned I can ping the loopback address but when I try to ping any other machine I get "network is unreachable"

I assigned a static ip address of (unavailable for use by DHCP) and a subnet mask of to the NIC and can then ping itself but when I try to ping (the server)I get "Destination host unreachable"

When I ping from a WIN box I get "request timed out"

Any suggestions anyone?
Old 05-24-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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No worries, I solved it. Faulty cable.


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