Posted on 1997-04-17
I just installed Linux on my machine, Slackware 3.1 with
the 2.0.27 kernel.
I have a DEC PCI Fast Ethernet 21140 based Ethernet adapter,
10/100BT twisted pair.
I am attempting to connect myself to a gateway ethernet
network with connection to the internet. The network
is local to my dorm. My IP is 126.96.36.199, my
gateway is 188.8.131.52, netmask 255.255.255.0, so
I assumed that network address was 184.108.40.206
Per the hardware HOWTO, I am using the Tulip driver
loaded as a module into my kernel. Everything appears
to be working fine; I get no error messages on bootup
or anytime else. However, I cannot connect to the outside
world. I cannot ping my gateway computer or any computer
on my local network, not to mention computers not on my
local net. Also, no one can ping me.
I tried downloading the suggested Ethernet diagnostic
utility for Tulip cards. I ran it, it seemed to work
fine. I know that Linux is reading the card.
I'm sure that my IP, gateway, and netmask are all correct.
I've tried several different variations with ifconfig
and route, to no avail.
I am sure that all this information is correct since
I have been using it for quite a long time in Win95,
which I am running as a 2nd OS. I haven't had any
problems with any of the settings.
Does anyone have any idea how I can get the outside world
to speak to me? I would much appreciate it.