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Hi I have installed linux debian with seperate partitions and several packages. When I ifconfig It sees the ethernet card and all of the related files in etc/ are configured ...
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    Driver Module for ethenet card


    Hi

    I have installed linux debian with seperate partitions and several packages.

    When I ifconfig It sees the ethernet card and all of the related files in etc/ are configured (I think) correctly to connect to the internet but I can't even ping an IP so I don't think anything is getting to the card.

    I believe I need to load the driver modules. Please could someone explain the process of adding a driver module and getting it to work each time you boot up.

    I have a 3com card, I know the addresses, IP, hardware, interupt etc. I even know which driver I need and know that the card is compatible. Its an ethernet network card and its eth0.

    I actualy have two cards in because this will be run as a NAT proxy server running a LAN. I have heard there can be hick ups with two NICs?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Any thoughts?
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    I'm not sure, but have you tried if you use dhcp (your modem/router sets you ip, and that ip can chang)
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    dhcpcd eth0 up
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    Thanks for the reply.

    No I haven't tried this.
    I know I have a dynamic IP assigned by my ISP and I am not too sure about DHCP - doesn't this asign a name aswell as an IP? Not sure if my provider will do this - but I will give it a shot!

    Thanks very much!

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