[vortex] (still) can't get 3c905B to work

David Fenstermacher dfenster@umr.edu
20 Mar 2001 13:03:28 -0600

yeah, I configured my IP, gateways, etc manually, and I had limited
sucess.  I was able to ping my broadcast and other computers on my
switch, so I guess that pretty much eliminates driver issues from the
list of possible problems.  Now I guess I'm just looking at the linux
networking problem from hell :).  I think I may be missing something in
my kernel that allows autoconfiguration of networking setup.  Anyways,
I'm getting off-topic here, and I'm aparently not having a problem with
the driver, so I guess I just need to read up on my linux networking
stuff.  Thanks for all of your help!


On 19 Mar 2001 04:10:32 +0100, ruben@nutz.nl wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 18, 2001 at 07:56:52PM -0600, David Fenstermacher wrote:
> > > ifconfig eth0 netmask broadcast up
> > I tried that, but it doesn't work.  I just get a network not reachable
> > error when I try to ping.
> Please post what ifconfig returns after you've done that. Might give us some
> clue wether your kernel allows you to configure IPv4.
> You are trying to ping a host outside your network, and when you have no
> routing-table (yet) you won't have anyway out. That explains the net
> unreachable. Try either pinging hosts in the same subnet, or add a route to
> the outside world first (if you know your default gateway..)
> > I doubt that it's a problem with the network....  any other ideas?
> > should I just buy a new network card?
> Is there anything in your arp-table? Your card seems to be sending and
> receiving traffic, based on the stats, which is a good sign. arp without
> parameters will show if there's anything.
> Normal output:
> [ruben@chest ruben]$ /sbin/arp   
> Address                 HWtype  HWaddress           Flags Mask Iface
> welcome.to.hell.nl      ether   00:A0:C5:22:3B:FC   C          eth0
> Which shows just my default gateway. If I ping the broadcast-address all other
> hosts should tell who they are:
> [ruben@chest ruben]$ ping -b
> WARNING: pinging broadcast address
> <snip>
> [ruben@chest ruben]$ arp
> Address                 HWtype  HWaddress           Flags Mask Iface
> home.pfy.nl             ether   00:50:04:44:DE:1E   C          eth0
> falken.pfy.nl           ether   00:10:5A:B3:B1:72   C          eth0
> welcome.to.hell.nl      ether   00:A0:C5:22:3B:FC   C          eth0
> -- 
> Ruben
> "So why don't you make like a tree, and get outta here."
>   -- Biff in "Back to the Future"