Linux 8.0 and Linksys Router

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I'm a new Linux user.  I have a Win2000 computer working with a 4 port Linksys router, and I recently added a Linux 8.0 box, but I can't seem to activate the ethernet port of the Linux box.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!
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kiranghag earned 200 total points
ID: 8200036
which network card do you have???
you need to load module for the netcard driver and then use ifconfig to configure the ethernet card for addresses.

you can do this using frontend like linuxconf or netconfig.

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ID: 8207291
It recognizes the Intel EtherExpress Pro 100B card (I have an old Pentium II) under Linux 8.

I originally installed Linux 6 and it had no problem connecting to the internet.  I had to set a static IP address of even though DHCP was active.  The box did not seem to automatically aquire an IP address.  Regardless, it worked.

Doing the same procedure under Linux 8 does not work, but the card is active when the OS is first installed.  If I try to reconfigure the card, the card becomes inactive.

Again, many thanks for your help

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ID: 8207484
tell me
once you go to the prompt....is th driver loaded in the memory??/ run lsmod command to see what drivers are present tin the memory...
also type "dmesg | more" and see that kernel messages are thre regarding network card...
if the driver is in the memory....issue ifconfig eth0 and then again ifconfig to see if its working fine...
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ID: 8214787
The driver is loaded into memory and no error messages regarding the network card.  I issued ifconfig eth0 and again as you suggested.  The IP was assigned to the interface with no other error messages.  

Upon bootup, the eth0 interface fails to initialize because no link is present.  This is odd, because when I first installed Linux, the interface initialized properly during bootup.  I think I may reinstall Linux and assign the static IP as you suggested.  What do you think?

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ID: 8234298
Got it to work.  Thanks for your help.
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glad i could help...!!

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