[plug] Network Woes

Nigel Duff peregrin at iinet.net.au
Mon May 17 01:00:03 WST 1999

 Hi folks,
	I'm trying to setup a network between my main machine (RH5.1,
kernel 2.0.34) and one i have just upgraded. Both are using NE2000
compatible network cards(yes i know, but it was all i could afford at the
time). I am trying to do a net install from the other computer for RH6. I
put Win98 on it just so i could test pings. I then want to put Debian on
this machine, so i was hoping that i wouldn't have to play too much with
this machine at the moment. 

	Ok, so basically the machine can't talk to each other, pings time
out etc. I do the following to setup the card and route,

ifconfig eth0 netmask up
route add -net netmask eth0

/sbin/route -n gives

Kernel IP routing table
Destination  Gateway     Genmask             Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
203.59.xx.xxx UH    0      0     0   ppp0   U     0      0     0   eth0       U     0      0     1   lo     203.59.xx.xxx      UG    0      0     12  ppp0

(as an aside, if i want to set this machine up as a gateway, do i just add 
route add default gw 203.59.xx.xxx eth0 ?  Which gives me a SIOCADDRT:
Invalid argument)

On boot up the BIOS reports the card as using IRQ 11. It also says the
serial card controller is using IRQ 11. Whoever cat /proc/interrupts says
only the network card is on that IRQ.

Here's my Dmesg.
caduceus kernel: ne2k-pci.c:v0.99L 2/7/98 D. Becker/P. Gortmaker
caduceus kernel: ne2k-pci.c: PCI NE2000 clone 'RealTek RTL-8029'
at I/O 0x6800, IRQ 11.
caduceus kernel: eth0: PCI NE2000 found at 0x6800, IRQ 11, 00:40

So, do i have an IRQ conflict? If so how do i change the IRQ's. Nothing in
the BIOS setup jumped out at me. Any ideas on what else it might be?

Apologies for the long post. Any help would be appreciated.



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