eth0 is detected, but can't ping, can't access the inernet
Hello...I'm using RedHat Linux (8.0, 2.4.18-14 kernel) for the first time. It finished installed w/o a problem, except I can't get the NIC card to work. Linux Ethernet - HowTo ( http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Ethernet-HOWTO-4.html#ss4.1 ) lists my 3com 3c905C card and states "Status: Supported, Driver Name: 3c59x." In the hardware tab in Network Configurations the card is listed as "3Com 3c590/3c595/3c90x/3c980." The status of it in the Devices tab specifies it as active. No other cards are listed or installed. When booting, I get "Bringing up interface eth0... [OK]". (It doesn't get OK'ed if I have it get an IP dynamically. It's OK'ed only when I specify an IP for it). Everything seems fine to me, yet I can't access any websites.
I searched these threads and came across the following:
/sbin/ifconfig eht0 does display the IP I assigned to it. However, I can't ping it :(
Originally Posted by wassy121
/sbin/lsmod does display the nic's model
I've been messing around w/ this for a while now since last night. Anything else you guys suggest? Or something I'm overlooking?
I found the solution for you.
I am sure you are not gonna believe that. Just type
ifdown eth0 and ifup eth0 . This is the whole thing you need to do. If you type ifconfig now, you will see your ip address configured there correctly.
GOOD LUCK !
Originally Posted by majik