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This is not really a router issue but rather a NIC issue.  I am setting up a Linux Fedora Box and can't seem to get connectivity .  I can ping the 127.0.0.1 address but not the host address or gateway I get a network is unreachable response.  I have tried 3 different NIC  cards along with the internal nic device that was on the motherboard.  The card wiil be recognized when I boot up the system and shows a green connection light from the switch I am connected to.  I have use the same line that was connceted to another server that was live so I know it works.  The message I receive when i try to configure the network is 3c59x device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying the initialization.  Any suggestions?  Thnaks in advance.
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first disable the onboad NIC.
Then reconfigure the e0 and leave the others diabled.
Do the ping on 127, and ping the NIC IP ect...
Repeat the process on the other cards to see if they work
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Actually, it was that I did not have the correct driver loaded with the new motherboard.  I had thought wrongly that it was loaded with the linux install.  I went to the 3Com site and downloaded the linux driver and that worked fine.  I did disable the onboard NIC because I couldn't find a driver for it and not sure waht brand it was either.
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The onboard NIC drive should be on the Motherboard CD. NOt know which borad you are using I would check that first and then if you need to download the mobo CD. I always install my mobo drivers even if the O/S has support for it. Sometimes just a minor difference can make a big change.
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The CD from TYAN only works for Windows.  I went to their website and the drivers for linux are not labeled for this mobo.  The ones I downloaded from there did not work for the onboard so I installed another NIC and that works fine.  I only use this as a webserver so I have 3 extra PCI slots not being used with one for a case fan/blower.
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Okey. I was asking because many poeple are unaware that mobo CD have other then windows drivers. Sometimes even pro overlook it.
Congrats on fixing the problem. I hope you have long success with the webserver.
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