Hi there I am also having the same problem.
Here is some of my info:
However I have a static IP address. I guess that when ever the dhcp client
request info from the dhcp server the always return the same IP address.
If I run winipcfg on my windoze98 box it tells me the following.
HOSTNAME = CR213278-A.etob1.on.wave.home.com
DNS Servers = 220.127.116.11
NodeType = Broadcast
IP Address = 18.104.22.168
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.224
Default Gateway = 22.214.171.124
DHCP Server = 126.96.36.199
CABLEMODEM= Terayon TeraPro
DISTRIBUTION= Slackware v7 (also doesn't work on RedHat 6.1)
NIC = SMC EtherPower II (SMC9432TX)
DRIVER = epic100.o (insmod epic100.o debug=
ifconfig eth0 = link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:29:31:9B:E4
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 fram:0
TX packet:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
Interupt:11 Base address:0x6100
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0
Just a few quick questions:
1) How does linux know where to look for the DHCP server? (my DHCP servers
is 188.8.131.52 but i have not "told" linux that)
2)Should I be using a differnt NIC? is it my NIC that is causing all my
3) How can i see what is going on with the communications from my cablemodem
and my NIC? is there a program that i can run to see some more info?
I would greatly appreciate any help.
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> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to hook my linux computer on the internet using a cablemodem.
> > is working fine. I can ping localhost and my own IP-addr. When I try to
> > someone else on the internet (the gateway, DNS-server, etc) I see both
> > Tx and reseive lights of my NIC flashing, but ping says nothing!! It's
> > he doesn't get the packets back. Is my routing table wrong? And if
> > so how does a normal routingtable looks like? Or is it something else?
> There are many possible causes of this problem. I'd start with very basic
> network configuration issues. Did your ISP give you a static IP address,
> gateway IP address, DNS server addresses, etc.; or did they tell you to
> configure your system to obtain this information automatically using DHCP?
> You must first set up your computer using whichever method your ISP
> specified. Chances are it'll then start working. If not, post again with
> more information, including:
> - The brand and model NIC you're using
> - The driver you're using for the NIC (if you know)
> - The results when you type "/sbin/ifconfig"
> - The results when you type "/sbin/route"
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