Well, I just installed RedHat 6 (i had 5.2 working very nicely with ADSL,
but then I moved...) and am completely unable to get it to talk to the
outside world via my new cable modem.
I have 2 NICs -- eth0 is an Intel eepro, and eth1 is a 3com 3c905b. eth0 is
attched to the cable modem, and eth1 is attached to a hub for my internal
Everything works fine under Win98 (ick.) However, when I boot into linux, i
cant get any net connectivity at all. if eth0 is set up to get its IP via
DHCP, it times out at boot and fails to activate. If i set it up with a
static IP (yea, yea, i know TCI is handing out "dynamic IPs" but they are
essentially static) then the interface comes up, and i can ping both is and
eth1, but i cannot ping my gateway or any other external server. No TX/RX
flashing lights on the cable modem either.
Anybody have a clue? I'd guess some sort of routing issue, but even DHCP
fails to find a server to talk to to get its IP, way before any sort of
routing coud begin...