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Old 12-02-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
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networking problem

I'm new to Linux, and trying to configure a Fedora 4 installation to see my network and the internet. I'm not able to receive an IP addy by DHCP, and I'm having no luck configuring it manually either.

I tried manually setting the network config to:


I also set DNS to

These configs work on my Windows machines (and yes I'm using a unique IP here), but I'm not having any luck with this box.

I tried two different network cards to try ruling that out.

I don't have anything specified in the "routes" tab.

When I ping my gateway ( I get "destination host unreachable".

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-02-2005, 05:34 AM   #2
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Maybe let us know which two network cards you tried ? Also, were they same make, or using different chipsets? FC4 is usually pretty good with network cards, depending on the make + model, so it might require a different module to be loaded if it's an unknown brand.
Old 12-02-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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Oops, yup I should have stated. Hardware Browser reports the NIC cards as follows:

Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (and it's using Tulip driver)

Davicom Semiconductor, Inc. 21x4x DEC-Tulip compatible 10/100 Ethernet (using dmfe driver)
Old 12-02-2005, 02:56 PM   #4
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Start With The Obvious

Whenever I've had these problems, they have usually been caused by the silliest things. Make sure the hardware is good (LAN port, cable). I spent a week chasing my tail over a networking problem which was solved by moving the cable from Port 2 to Port 3 on the switch. Go figure.

Another stupid human trick that caught me out... check to see if the networking services have been started. I'm sure its none of these things, but having spent alot of time researching my "technical problem" only to find out it was a grayware problem all along lets me say with confidence - check the stupid stuff first.
Old 12-03-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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Thanks, that was it, bad NIC cards. Both of them! Argh.

Anyway, threw another card in, all's well.


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