To Linux Networking expects...
You may or may not be able to help me (a true Linux newbie) with this
I have a system with removable hard drives (slide out frames) for
which I have both Windows 98 and Linux configurations up and running.
However, while I can get the Windows 98 configuration to connect to
the internet (through my router), I am not able to get my Linux
configuration to connect using (what I think) are equivalent
internet/network card setup parameters.
I can (and have) set up my Windows 98 configuration two ways: First,
using DHCP to let the router assign the computer an internet address,
etc., and Secondly, har coding the internet address, DNS address, etc.
- and both configurations seem to work fine. However, when I try to
do this in Linux, I am not even able to talk to the router's status
page (at 192.168.123.254 - a local address which my router will
My ethernet card is working ok in Windows 98, but it may not be
working in Linux.
The key hardware on my system:
P-233, with 64 mb ram.
8+ gig Maxtor HD.
3Com Etherlink 3c905 (?) class ethernet card.
I have set up the system with both Caldera and SuSE distributions, but
with no avail. What could I be doing wrong, and how can I check the
scenarios and fix them?
Thanks in advance....