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Old 02-18-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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USB Ethernet Adapter

dear all,
Recently I purchased a usb ethernet adapter for my laptop running RHEL4 WS. My harware browser shows it as "ADMtek, Inc. ADM8511 Pegasus II Ethernet". Now whenever the system does a dhcp query it is getting an ipv6 address rather than the ipv4 I used to get with my old ethernet card. I am not sure where the problem is

a) is there something wrong with the device driver I am using ?
I think the pegasus driver is coming along with the kernel
there was another c file in the cd which the vendor gave but it gave some compilation errors

b) Should I disable the ipv6 from my kernel? how can I do it. How can I tell my dhcp server to give me only ipv4 address ?

c) How can I make my new usb ethernet adapter work ? :-(

thanks in advance for all your answers
Old 03-05-2006, 04:45 AM   #2
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nope, some interface cards don't support ipv6 numbers, so the isp only gives them ipv4 numbers.
your new card supports v6 so it gets a v6 number.


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