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  1. #1

    newbie networking question

    Hi ppl

    Im pretty new to Mandrake 10.0 but think I know most of the basics. I am now trying to get the internet installed I have just signed up to Broadband and need to share the connection with a Win98 PC. I have bought a netgear 834 router.

    I have a ethernet card installed on boot up eth0 says failed, when I have nothing plugged in, and just hangs if I plug the router in.

    I am a total newbie when it comes to networking and is the first time I have looked into it.

    I have done a lot of searching but a lot of what I have found is way over my head.

    Can any one point me in the right direction for some basic networking information and what I need to do to get this set up.



  2. #2
    does it say something like "siocsifflags devise resorce or busy?"

  3. #3
    No I havent seen that.

    Sorry I am not being much use. I have been trying to get my head round it but just can't.

    Under windows I connect the netgear DG834 box to my network card in the instructions it tells me the IP address as default of the router is when I go to that address I get logged in to the router. Under linux I just get an error accessing

    I have been into Harddrake and run the config tool. I selected LAN set up but I dont understand a lot of what it asks me.

    Sorry again for being so dumb I just really need some help.

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  5. #4
    Have you set up the Router ands the Win98 machine to use DHCP or have you got the Win98 Machine on fixed IP address?

  6. #5
    Both the router and the win98 PC are set to DHCP.

    What I have done so far is stop Mandrake trying to bring up the network on boot up. If I run DHCPCD i get an ip address from the router (I proved this by changeing the range of addresses the router gives from .2 - .254 to .5 - .254, If that maes sence)

    The problem now is that I cannot navigate to the routers IP address, I just get a cannot load page (or words to that affect) in the browser window I also cant ping the router.

    Below is the result of ifconfig and a ping test.

    [martyn@localhost sbin]$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:61:2A:6A:0A
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:590 (590.0 b) TX bytes:650 (650.0 b)
    Interrupt:16 Base address:0x7000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr: Mask:
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:10548 (10.3 Kb) TX bytes:10548 (10.3 Kb)

    [martyn@localhost sbin]$ ping
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
    From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
    From icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable
    From icmp_seq=6 Destination Host Unreachable
    From icmp_seq=7 Destination Host Unreachable
    From icmp_seq=9 Destination Host Unreachable
    From icmp_seq=10 Destination Host Unreachable
    It just goes on like this.

    If anyone has any ideas I would be very greatfull. Also if there is anymore information I can give please ask.


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