Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:21:17



Hi all,

I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
cannot get to the network).

When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
set up identically to the other box on the same network:

$ netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
Iface
192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
eth0
0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
eth0

(although on my other box MSS is 40).

However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
lights are on.

I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

cc

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by George Bel » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:26:16



> Hi all,

> I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> cannot get to the network).

> When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> $ netstat -rn
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> Iface
> 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> eth0
> 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> eth0

> (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> lights are on.

> I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> cc

Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:29:40




> > Hi all,

> > I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> > actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> > around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> > installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> > I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> > working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> > cannot get to the network).

> > When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> > the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> > I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> > reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> > 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> > set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> > $ netstat -rn
> > Kernel IP routing table
> > Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> > Iface
> > 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> > eth0
> > 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> > eth0

> > (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> > However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> > The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> > lights are on.

> > I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> > Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> > cc

> Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
> Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

Yes, I can ping both of those addresses successfully.
 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:33:51




> > Hi all,

> > I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> > actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> > around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> > installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> > I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> > working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> > cannot get to the network).

> > When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> > the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> > I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> > reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> > 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> > set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> > $ netstat -rn
> > Kernel IP routing table
> > Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> > Iface
> > 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> > eth0
> > 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> > eth0

> > (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> > However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> > The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> > lights are on.

> > I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> > Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> > cc

> Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
> Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

I should also mention that I can't ping /any/ of the other boxes on the
network, but the one that is important is the gateway.  I can get to the
controller but I can't get out on the wire.

cc

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by George Bel » Wed, 11 Sep 2002 07:09:38





>>>Hi all,

>>>I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
>>>actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
>>>around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
>>>installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

>>>I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
>>>working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
>>>cannot get to the network).

>>>When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
>>>the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

>>>I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
>>>reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
>>>192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
>>>set up identically to the other box on the same network:

>>>$ netstat -rn
>>>Kernel IP routing table
>>>Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
>>>Iface
>>>192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
>>>eth0
>>>0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
>>>eth0

>>>(although on my other box MSS is 40).

>>>However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

>>>The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
>>>lights are on.

>>>I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

>>>Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

>>>cc

>>Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
>>Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

> I should also mention that I can't ping /any/ of the other boxes on the
> network, but the one that is important is the gateway.  I can get to the
> controller but I can't get out on the wire.

> cc

O.K. At this point I would seriously examine the cabling and
connections.  This would explain a lot - that you can't ping anything
but yourself.  Try swapping out cabling, and if that doesn't work, the
NIC card itself( Heck, you can get one for ten bucks! ) Although I have
installed a D-Link NIC Card in SuSE linux 7.2 box and it has worked fine.

George

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by John-Paul Stewar » Wed, 11 Sep 2002 07:59:20





> > > Hi all,

> > > I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> > > actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> > > around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> > > installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> > > I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> > > working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> > > cannot get to the network).

> > > When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> > > the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> > > I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> > > reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> > > 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> > > set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> > > $ netstat -rn
> > > Kernel IP routing table
> > > Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> > > Iface
> > > 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> > > eth0
> > > 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> > > eth0

> > > (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> > > However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> > > The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> > > lights are on.

> > > I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> > > Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> > > cc

> > Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
> > Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

> I should also mention that I can't ping /any/ of the other boxes on the
> network, but the one that is important is the gateway.  I can get to the
> controller but I can't get out on the wire.

> cc

FWIW, I had the same problem with a D-Link PCMCIA network
card (unsure of exact model).  I never could get it to work
in my laptop.  A Linksys card worked flawlessly.  The D-Link
works flawlessly in another system.  Conclusion:  there
seems to be some incompatibility with certain card/laptop
combinations.
 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Wed, 11 Sep 2002 08:37:07


Thanks for continuing to consider this problem.

I just switched cables.  I am typing this using the cable that was plugged
into the laptop.  Since you are reading this, the cable must be fine.

I wish I has more things I could swap but I only have one pcmcia card and one
laptop.

(I did just try the other card slot:  one beep removing the card, two beeps
re-inserting the card in the other slot...but no change:  still cannot ping
the gateway.)

cc





> >>>Hi all,

> >>>I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> >>>actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> >>>around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> >>>installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> >>>I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> >>>working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> >>>cannot get to the network).

> >>>When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> >>>the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> >>>I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> >>>reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> >>>192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> >>>set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> >>>$ netstat -rn
> >>>Kernel IP routing table
> >>>Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> >>>Iface
> >>>192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> >>>eth0
> >>>0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> >>>eth0

> >>>(although on my other box MSS is 40).

> >>>However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> >>>The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> >>>lights are on.

> >>>I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> >>>Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> >>>cc

> >>Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
> >>Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

> > I should also mention that I can't ping /any/ of the other boxes on the
> > network, but the one that is important is the gateway.  I can get to the
> > controller but I can't get out on the wire.

> > cc

> O.K. At this point I would seriously examine the cabling and
> connections.  This would explain a lot - that you can't ping anything
> but yourself.  Try swapping out cabling, and if that doesn't work, the
> NIC card itself( Heck, you can get one for ten bucks! ) Although I have
> installed a D-Link NIC Card in SuSE linux 7.2 box and it has worked fine.

> George

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Wed, 11 Sep 2002 08:39:02






> > > > Hi all,

> > > > I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> > > > actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> > > > around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> > > > installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> > > > I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> > > > working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> > > > cannot get to the network).

> > > > When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> > > > the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> > > > I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> > > > reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> > > > 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> > > > set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> > > > $ netstat -rn
> > > > Kernel IP routing table
> > > > Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> > > > Iface
> > > > 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> > > > eth0
> > > > 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> > > > eth0

> > > > (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> > > > However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> > > > The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> > > > lights are on.

> > > > I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> > > > Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> > > > cc

> > > Can you ping the loopback interface 127.0.0.1?
> > > Can you ping yourself at 192.168.22.17?

> > I should also mention that I can't ping /any/ of the other boxes on the
> > network, but the one that is important is the gateway.  I can get to the
> > controller but I can't get out on the wire.

> > cc

> FWIW, I had the same problem with a D-Link PCMCIA network
> card (unsure of exact model).  I never could get it to work
> in my laptop.  A Linksys card worked flawlessly.  The D-Link
> works flawlessly in another system.  Conclusion:  there
> seems to be some incompatibility with certain card/laptop
> combinations.

Hmm, thanks for the report.  I guess I won't throw the card out then.  I guess
its time to pony up a few dollars for another card.

cc

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Wed, 11 Sep 2002 21:54:25


Here's one more thought.  When network.opts is executed, ADDRESS equals:

    default,1,0,00:50:BA:73:87:C2

Is 'default' correct?  Should that be 'network' or something?  I'm just
guessing.  I've never done pcmcia before.

cc


> Hi all,

> I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> cannot get to the network).

> When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> $ netstat -rn
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> Iface
> 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> eth0
> 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> eth0

> (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> lights are on.

> I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> cc

 
 
 

Dlink DFE-650 pcmcia: can't ping gateway

Post by Christopher Cob » Wed, 11 Sep 2002 23:58:50


For all of you who have been waiting with baited breath for the conclusion
of this saga...the resolution is:

Get the latest version of pcmcia-cs, and now everything -- just works!

Thanks for your interest.

cc


> Hi all,

> I just dusted off an old Acer Extensa 367D, installed Debian (Corel
> actually -- it doesn't boot to CD and I didn't have 25 floppies lying
> around for a Debian floppy install!).  Everything seems to have
> installed pretty well: X, sound, etc.

> I have a dlink DFE-650 (not TX) pcmcia NIC which I am trying get
> working.  Everthing looks fine but I cannot ping my gateway (and hence
> cannot get to the network).

> When I plug/unplug the card, the cardmgr recognizes it and I can see in
> the log that './network start eth0' is being executed.

> I have modified network.opts to suite my environment.  'ifconfig eth0'
> reports everything as it should be.  I am using ip address
> 192.168.22.17, which I can ping successfully.  I have a default route
> set up identically to the other box on the same network:

> $ netstat -rn
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt
> Iface
> 192.168.22.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0
> eth0
> 0.0.0.0         192.168.22.1    0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0
> eth0

> (although on my other box MSS is 40).

> However, I cannot ping my gateway 192.168.22.1.

> The 'Ln/Act' light is on.   But neither the '10/100' nor the 'Half/Full'
> lights are on.

> I think this may be a hardware problem but I am not completely sure.

> Anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this further?

> cc