NIC Config - 2

Re: Nic Config posted 12 Jan 00.

I too am having trouble configuring my NIC card.

I installed Red Hat Linux 6.1 - Workstation GNOME installation.  The NIC I am using is a 3COM 3c905-TX.
I cannot get the NIC to work properly.  I've given the card an IP, and subnet mask however when I ping the IP address there is no response.  I can ping the loopback successfully.

I read in a previous question that I should use insmod to install a Kernel module for the NIC however, I'm at a loss as to how to do this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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ok, firdt you should ensure that your card driver is here.
To do this:
if the driver is in the kernel (in case you recompiled the kernel with it):
# cat /var/log/boot.msg | grep -i 3c
If you don t get anything, chances are your driver is compiled as a module.
To check if it s loaded:
then, if your module is loaded you should see something like:
# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
3c59x                  17388   1  (autoclean)

if not, try:
# modprobe 3c59x

(or # insmod /lib/modules/2.2.xx/net/3c59x.o  where xx is the version of your kernel)
once it is loaded (check with lsmod), you can use ifconfig to configure your network.

ozoneinteractiveAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice, but maybe I'm still a big newbie but the module was not there.  

I did go over to the 3COM support site and they have a driver there.  I have yet to install it.

So my solution was to install a 3C509 NIC and installed the module that came with Linux.  It worked well.  I may have found an alternative, but I have not given up with the 3C095 NIC.  

Thanks for the help.  


Fixed the -1 problem on this question.
Escrow points corrected.

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