[realtek] configuration problems with 2 SMC EZCard 10/100

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Sat, 15 Jul 2000 15:48:54 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Patrick May wrote:

> I am using a SuSE 6.3 box as a firewall / proxy server for a
> home network.  Do I need to pass the RealTek module any
> options when it is loaded to get it to properly support both
> cards?


> Right now I am testing the two cards using one connection to
> the rest of my network.  When it is connected to eth0, I can
> ping, but when I switch the cable to eth1, it hangs.

It looks like a routing problem to me.
Check /proc/net/dev for better device statistics.

> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:29:5E:F7:58
>           inet addr:  Bcast:
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:467 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>           TX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:29:5F:17:31
>           inet addr:  Bcast:
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> eth1 has no other interrupt conflicts.

The driver can share PCI IRQs, and you are receiving packets fine, so that's
not a problem.

> Currently, my modules.conf lines are:
> alias eth0 rl18139
> alias eth1 rl18139

That's correct.

> Does this seem like a driver problem, or a problem with my
> tcp/ip setup?


> I am using version 1.08 of the driver -- could someone point
> me to a howto, etc. for re-compiling a module so that I can
> use the 1.10 driver?


The v1.11 driver is in test at

But you shouldn't need the updated driver.

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