I just tried installing an NITC EtherPRO III Plus (a cheapie NE2000 clone)
and ran their setup program to configure it for IRQ 9. It is recognized
at startup by the NEx000 driver, but when I type ifconfig, I get the
following for eth0:
eth0 Link encap UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
(other usual data follows)
What am I doing wrong? Or is this card just not suitable for Linux?
FYI, the activity light on the end of the card *does* flash when I run
ping, but ping stops pinging after 30 unanswered pings are generated.
And ifconfig doesn't update the TX/RX counters after doing this.
Also, what ether= parameters does the NE2000 driver take?