I have a problem getting my mandrake 7.2 to work with a 3com509b.
The set-up is as follows :- I have a LAN with 3 windoze PCs and a dual boot
windoze/Mandrake 7.2. There is also a smoothwall 0.9.8 firewall which also
acts as a DHCP server.
The 3 windoze PCs get DHCP allocated addresses etc. no problem from the DHCP
server and the dual boot pc does ok when in windoze.
However when in Linux the following happens :- tailing the messages file on
the DHCP server I see the mandrake PC request an address; the DHCP server
allocates an address then the mandrake PC requests an address again and so
on for 4 or 5 times then it times out and gives up. If I set a static IP
address on the mandrake box and attempt to ping the DHCP server I get a 'no
route to host' error even though I have set the address correctly
(10.0.0.150) and the netmask (255.255.255.0 class C) and the default gateway
(10.0.0.254) which is the smoothwall/DHCP server.
The Hub port lights up ok and mandrake sees the card and recognises it in
harddrake so now I'm stuck !!
any clues anyone ??