I have just installed Redhat 6.1 (kernel 2.2.12) on my PC, having a
3C905b adapter. It should be getting its address from a DHCP server
on the network. On the same PC, I have NT 4.0 installed and it works:
the network card gets its address from the DHCP server.
I have tried to configure it with linuxconf, specifying DHCP for this
network interface (in fact I already tried to set up the box for DHCP
when I first installed Redhat, but it didn't work). I've tried
downloading the specific driver from 3COM, but to no avail (leaving
alone that they didn't build it for the 2.12.20 kernel !!).
When using linuxconf and trying to start the interface, I see it
looks like it is sending a broadcast, looking for the DHCP server, but
it gets nowhere. It is not a problem of the DHCP server, since a fellow
colleage on the same network, with Redhat 6.1 and a 3C905 adapter
experiences no problem getting an address from the server.
Does anyone know what could be wrong ?
Thank you all in advance and happy Y2K
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