> does anyone have a cablemodem with static ip-adress working on linux?
> Redhat 6.0
> NIC: 3com 905B
> nic for internal network doesn't function (yet)
> Gateway and DNS servers are on a different networkaddress then my
> Tips, trix and whatsoever are appreciated..
I was fighting with this exact same problem for weeks. The problem was
coming from not having, or being able to get the Linux driver to work for
the 3com PnP nic drivers. Most of the other 3com cards are supported
fully, but this one was still in the beta test of the drivers, and not
supported by 3com. Finally, I gave up and spent $25.00 for a Bay Networks
Netgear 10/100 nic, built well, but still a very cheap solution. Plugged
it in and was able setup the driver, and IP info with no problems. Windows
grabbed it and set it up quickly too. Make sure you get your IP info from
your WIN95/98 connection using WINIPCFG.exe. Write down all the info that
is presented to you. Don't worry about having different gateway, and DNS
server adresses than your IP address, Linux will handle it without
hesitation. Linuxconf is where you will have to input all of the info that
you have. I am using Mandrake Linux 6.1. It is based on Red Hat, but I
know it is slightly different from RedHat 6.0, so I can't give you the
exact details, but you will see where to input the Client Config info.
After you have rebooted, and got the nic drivers("tulip") loaded correctly,
you should be able to get out on the net instantly. Good luck, and happy
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