Help with my 3Com905-TX

Help with my 3Com905-TX

Post by news.slip.ne » Wed, 03 Mar 1999 04:00:00



My specs:
Redhat 5.2
Micron P90 w/150 Mhz Pentium
STB Lightspeed video 2.25 (yes .25) MB VRAM (SVGA X Server)
No sound card
3.2 GB EIDE drive
3Com 905 -TX ethernet card

Linux found the 3Com 905 and dmesg reports:
etho0: 3Com 3c905 Boomerang 100baseTx at 0xf8c0, 00:60:08:98:d8, IRQ 9
    8K word-wide RAM 3:5 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/NWay Autonegotiation
interface.
    MII transceiver found at address 24, status 7869.
    Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
3c59x.c.v0.99E 5/12/98 Donald Becker
http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html

I have successfully created a host file at /etc/hosts, and TCP/IP is active
because I can ping 127.0.0.1 and I can open Apache at 127.0.0.1

However (yes finally...) I cannot ping anything on my small local network.
When I ping 192.168.1.12 I get
ping:sendto:Network is unreachable

Furthermore when run ifcongfig I get no references to etho0

Any sugestions? I know the cable is OK and the card is alive because I can
see the light on my hub where the cable is plugged in...

I've read HowTo's and FAQ's but nada...
What do I need to do to get networking going

 
 
 

Help with my 3Com905-TX

Post by Tim Kelle » Thu, 04 Mar 1999 04:00:00



> I have successfully created a host file at /etc/hosts, and TCP/IP is active
> because I can ping 127.0.0.1 and I can open Apache at 127.0.0.1

That works because it is the loopback (l0) interface, not eth0.

Quote:> However (yes finally...) I cannot ping anything on my small local network.
> When I ping 192.168.1.12 I get
> ping:sendto:Network is unreachable

> Furthermore when run ifcongfig I get no references to etho0

You need to use ifconfig to set up eth0; although it is much easier to
use linuxconf (config -> Networking -> client tasks -> Basic Host
Information).  Just set up your ethernet card/ip address etc. and see
what happens.

--

Tim Kelley

New Orleans, LA

 
 
 

Help with my 3Com905-TX

Post by Joe Fill » Thu, 04 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Thanks Tim. I had already done so but forgot to mention it. My IP is
192.168.1.10
eth0 shows up in netcfg with this information but still the dreaded "Network
is unreachable"
 
 
 

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