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Re: [vox-tech] eth0 troubles



On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Nick wrote:

> 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 168.192.0.1  When I moved I

proto?
 
> 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.

Was your service provider down?

> 
> 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 

Huh? You could talk to the router, but you thought the problem was with
eth0?  tsk...

> decided the best thing to do was to reinstall RH 7.1.  It was not big thing 

SoS lives on in your heart... :)

> 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.

Maybe it is still working fine.

> 
> 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.

You seem to be on the modem... :)

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