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[vox-tech] eth0 troubles

Here is the situation:
I moved to a place where we have ADSL.  My system was configured to use my 
ethernet card but with no proto and the IP of  When I moved I 
switched that to use dhcp and wiped the IP address from netcfg.  Everything 
worked like a champ.  Then I got dumb.

I found a eth0.OLD in the netcfg interfaces dialoge.  So I deleted it.  "Why 
should it need it?" was my thought.  Well that killed the eth0's connection.  
I restarted it and it worked fine again.  Well that was Monday night.  When I 
went to check email on Tuesday morning eth0 would not work.  I ran down the 
diagnostic this way:
1)  check to see if eth0 had obtained an IP from the router; it had.
2) check to make sure eth0 was sending by watching the pretty little lights 
on the card; they did
3) check to make sure the hub is registering the activity to it; it was
4) check to see if the router was recieving from the hub; it was.  However 
there was no activity lights working on the WAN side of the display on the 
router or on the DSL modem itself.

This all seemed really wierd to me.  So figured that the hardware was 
funtioning but maybe configuration was somehow messed up with the eth0.  I 
decided the best thing to do was to reinstall RH 7.1.  It was not big thing 
because I didn't have anything but a few text docs to backup to disk.  I did 
reintstall RH7.1 and the problem didn't go away.  I am at a total lose as to 
what to do to fix the problem.  I have a Linksys Etherfast 10/100 card and it 
has worked fine in the past and seems to be now.

If anyone could lend a hand I would greatly appreciate it.  I don't want to 
go back to having to use Windows (SoS - Software of Shame).  I am using dial 
up through the college right now so I will check email once or twice a day or 
if anyone is ambitious and would not mind giving me a ring at 530-297-1750 I 
would be indebted.


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