Please Help: Linux box won't ping Win98 box!

Please Help: Linux box won't ping Win98 box!

Post by Adam » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00



I have a small home network with 2 computers.  One
is running Win98, the other is running Redhat Linux 6.0.
I know the network cards work because the linux system
has another hard drive with Win98 on it and the network
works fine when Win98 is running on both.

The network cards are both:
NDC 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter

Linux box: 192.168.0.1
Win98 box: 192.168.0.2
SubNetmask for both: 255.255.255.0

The problem is this:  When I try to ping 192.168.0.2 (the win98 box)
from the linux box (192.168.0.1), it ends up with 0% success.  Same goes
for the win98 box pinging the linux box.

I have included some information about both computers below to give a
better idea of the setup:

The Linux Box:

Red Hat Linux release 6.0 (Hedwig)
Kernel 2.2.5-15 on an i586

# Below you will find the contents of some files and the output of some
commands.

# /proc/pci

    Ethernet controller: Macronix MX98715 / MX98725 (rev 32).
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 11.  Master
Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=56.
      I/O at 0x6100 [0x6101].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe4000000 [0xe4000000].

#######################################

# ifconfig

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C6:F9:48:8A
          inet addr:192.168.0.1  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0

          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:191 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6100

########################################

# ping 192.168.0.1

PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=0.3 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.2 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.1 ms

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.1/0.2/0.3 ms

##########################################

# ping 192.168.0.2

PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2): 56 data bytes

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

##########################################

# /proc/modules

nfsd                  150936   8 (autoclean)
lockd                  30856   1 (autoclean) [nfsd]
sunrpc                 52356   1 (autoclean) [nfsd lockd]
tulip                  25252   1 (autoclean)

##########################################

# one line from /proc/ioports

6100-617f : eth0

##########################################

# /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1               localhost localhost.localdomain
192.168.0.1             blade.galaxy.net blade

# Please note:  I am in NO way affiliated with galaxy.net.  I
# simply picked a domain name for a LAN which does not connect
# to the Internet.
##########################################

# /etc/conf.modules

alias eth0 tulip
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
pre-install pcmcia_core /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start

##########################################

The Win98 Box:

Windows 98 first release version 4.10.1998

In Network Properties, the following is installed:

Client for Microsoft Networks
Dial-Up Adapter
NDC 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter (MX-A)(MX987x5)
TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
TCP/IP -> NDC 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter (MX-A)(MX987x5)
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

Computer name :  Stardust
Workgroup:       galaxy

It does NOT log onto an NT Domain

In the Ethernet Cards Properties:

Driver Type:
 Enhanced mode (32 bit and 16 bit) NDIS driver

Bindings:
 TCP/IP -> NDC 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter (MX-A)(MX987x5)

Connection Type:
 Speed AutoDetect

In TCP/IP -> NDC 10/100... Properties:

IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

WINS:  Disabled

Gateway: (no gateway has been specified)

DNS: Disabled

Bindings:
 Client for Microsoft Networks
 File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

####################################

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Adam

 
 
 

Please Help: Linux box won't ping Win98 box!

Post by Tom Easte » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00



> I have a small home network with 2 computers.  One
> is running Win98, the other is running Redhat Linux 6.0.
> I know the network cards work because the linux system
> has another hard drive with Win98 on it and the network
> works fine when Win98 is running on both.

> The network cards are both:
> NDC 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter

You might try http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html.
There's quite a bit of information about the tulip driver and there's
also a diagnostic program for debugging media selection problems.

I believe that there's also a more recent driver than the one included
in RH6.0.

-Tom
--
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