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Old 03-12-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Network Card For Slackware, Information Needed


Hello,
I have a windows desktop PC
My dads laptop is wirelessly connected to it, through a router.
I had an old windows 2000 PC, which is now solely dedicated to running Slackware (no other OS on it, just Slackware)
So, my Slackware PC, does not have any sort of internet connection and i want to buy a network card for it.
http://www.dlink.ca/products/?pid=DFE-530TX
But i have some questions.
Will their be any Slackware related problems with installing this, is their any wizard, or configuration i will have to do thourgh slackware?
Also, is it possible that this wont work with my computer (eg.motherboard issues?) I dont exactly know how to get the specs for my pc, so is their any command that i can use to find out what type of motherboard i have?
(Im a Slackware newb
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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Hey there,

Almost any PCI NIC should work fine. The Linksys LNE100TX with a Tulip chipset is a favorite around here, but that D-Link should also do the trick. The kernel should see the card and load the correct kernel module without any extra help, but you might need to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf to set USE_DHCP[0]="yes".

Good luck!
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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The Linksys LNE100TX with a Tulip chipset is a favorite around here,
Good luck!
Hey thanks, i found the network card your talking about,
http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/ada...VVviewprod.htm
and im thinking about ordering it, i just have one question
What is a tulip chipset?
 
Old 03-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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Hey thanks, i found the network card your talking about,
http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/ada...VVviewprod.htm
and im thinking about ordering it, i just have one question
What is a tulip chipset?
Tulip is/was an Ethernet controller chip developed by DEC. I still have an old 10-Base-T-only card around here somewhere with the classic DIGITAL logo on the chip. Anyway, lots of companies make cards with compatible chips on them, and the Linksys card is a decent one for the price.
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Thanx and im not that pro with internet setup and all that but,
My desktop pc is connected to a router and offers wireless, so this is the card i need right?
Because i looked up a LAN card and my dad said it was the wrong card,
So will the LNE100TX card allow me to detect different networks and choose which one i would like to connect to?
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ260994931
So if i order the card above (assuming its working) does the tulip chipset come with it?
Or is it soemthing i have to buy separately?
And do i need the tulip chipset to go wireless?

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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You're looking to connect wirelessly? In that case you would need something different. However, if this is a desktop (in other words, not a laptop) PC and is near enough to the router that you could run an Ethernet cable, I'd go that route. It's more reliable to use a wired connection... you don't need to worry about interference, WPA security, or any of that.
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
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what would i need for wireless? :S
 
Old 03-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #8
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Hey, i just ran an a usb cable modem cord thingy, from my modem to my unix PC
BUT, for some reason i still dont get internet when i run firefox,
Is their any configuration i need to do?
 
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Run ifconfig to find out the name of your network adapter (e.g. eth0).

Then run dhcpcd on your network adapter (e.g. dhcpcd eth0).
 
Old 03-12-2011, 08:51 PM   #10
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Hey, i ran ifconfig and this is what i got
Code:
lo     Link encap:Local Loopback
             inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
             inet 6 addr: ::1/178 Scope:Host
             UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16436 Metric:1
             RX Packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 Frame:0
             TX Packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 Frame:0
             collision:0         tx queluelen: 0
             RX bytes:2480(2.4Kib) TX bytes:2480(2.4KiB)
English Please!!!
Did i do something wrong
ALSO
details about the cord, it is actually a printer cable, my dad said it was the right one
(and hes pretty good with computers)
but one end is kind of weird
it looks like this
http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread/t-286643.html
the weird end goes in my modem and the USB one goes into my computer.
That is the right cable...right...???
 
Old 03-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #11
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...details about the cord, it is actually a printer cable, my dad said it was the right one
(and hes pretty good with computers)
but one end is kind of weird
it looks like this
http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread/t-286643.html
the weird end goes in my modem and the USB one goes into my computer.
That is the right cable...right...???
That is a standard USB cord that can be used with a wide variety of peripherals.
Just exactly what kind of modem are you using, i.e., brand and model number?
 
Old 03-12-2011, 10:29 PM   #12
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I just ran ifconfig again, and i found the name of my device, eth0
I ran dhcpcd, but it just waits for the carrier and then it times out ???
Am i doing soemething wrong?
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Just exactly what kind of modem are you using, i.e., brand and model number?
Im using a scientific atlanta modem (got it from isp) model: DPC2100R2

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Old 03-12-2011, 10:49 PM   #13
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...Im using a scientific atlanta modem (got it from isp) model: DPC2100R2
This one?
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:15 AM   #14
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Mines doesnt say Webstar on it, the front actually looks like this
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLar...AdId=229340155
But the back is the same. I think that could be because mines is from the ISP.
 
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....But the back is the same. I think that could be because mines is from the ISP.
Did you notice the hole labeled, "Ethernet"?
 
  


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