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  1. #1

    Saving network settings

    Hi people,

    Ive got a RTL8139 card, and on startup i am loading the 8139too module. The thing i dont understand is where abouts the network settings are saved..

    If i run netconfig and try to ping my router i get "Network is unreachable"

    So to set things up i use the following:

    /sbin/ifconfig -a eth0 netmask
    /sbin/route add default gw
    Once i have done that i can ping my router and its fine.. what am i doing wrong that the settings are not saved or something??


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    What are the default settings the card is given?
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    Ok, umm.. complete linux noob here , so im not sure how i can find out the default settings..

    I dont know whats happening, but if i go
    when i first startup the machine, i only get the local loopback, once i run
    and do ifconfig again it now shows the ethernet card as well.. i still however cant ping my router untill i use the commands that i stated in the previous post..

    Why would i need to rune netconfig to get my ethernet card to show up??

    Any ideas??


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