Atlast i am giving up.!!
I run debian woody with default shipped in 2.4.20-bf24 kernel. I have
a Linksys LNE100TX network card. I use a tulip.o module for it. I have
connected this box ( 192.168.0.1 ) to an m$ windows xp system. That
system has the ip address 192.168.0.2 .
Now when i give the command
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
I am able to ping my system using
# ping 192.168.0.1
When i try to ping the xp box ( 192.168.0.2 ), it times out after a
while, reporting 100% packet loss. but when i do the same from my M$
xp os with the same ip as i had in debian ( 192.168.0.1 ), it pings
and network is really up.
I tried compiling a new kernel(2.4.21) with the tulip driver built
into it. It doesn't help too.
I also triied loading the module using various options in 2.4.20-bf
kernel. It didnt work either.
Am I missing something? Have anyone configured Linksys cards? I think
there should be an error at lower protocols, as even the ping doesnt
Btw, I am using a 10mbps card and my friend is using a 10/100mbps one,
in a peer to peer connection using cross over cables.
any help will be highly appreciated :)