The Linksys router is a "broadband router" with 2 phone ports. It has 1 internet connection port and 3 network connection ports. 2 of the 3 ports are connected to windows XP Home computers both connected to a network. The 3rd computer is a laptop running linux Fedora core 5 newly installed.
I've been fooling around with the networking for a couple days reading articles online without any luck connecting to the internet or pinging my local computers.
I CAN ping 127.0.0.1 and the IP of the computer on the network 192.168.15.4.
The router IP and administration is 192.168.15.1
The subnet mask is set to 255.255.255.0
XP Home 1 has an IP address of 192.168.15.2
XP Home 2 has an IP address of 192.168.15.3
FC5 has an IP address of 192.168.15.4 (but the router doesn't see it as connected in the connections list on the router itself)
The NIC card is a microsoft mn120 card - FC5 is useing the "intel corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]" driver - the status is OK. The IRQ is "unknown" however - not sure if that matters.
When I do
I get (I have to hand type this so I wont include lo and sit0):
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A4:96:B0:94
inet addr:192.168.15.4 Bcast:192.168.15.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 erros:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 erros:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
lo looks ok with "inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
sit0 is the dialup modem I believe.
Kernal IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
192.168.15.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
0.0.0.0 192.168.15.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.1 localhost dr34m3r
On #service network restart there are no errors.
on #ping (anything other than 127.0.0.1 or 192.168.15.4) -c 5 I get a "Destination Host Unreachable" error.
The NIC works (at least with XP) but I'm not sure if the driver is right or about the "unknown" IRQ setting - or if that even makes a difference.
Any help or ideas would be much appreciated. I'd like to be able to access the internet but stay behind the router.
Thank you very much.