I have a D-Link 4 port router connected to a cable modem.
When I use them with another Linux systems ....everything works fine.

My ethernet card is Realtek8139, and it is recognized and loaded as a module during boot up; modprobe 8139too ; no problem!

Below is the results if I do "ifconfig" and "route" with a working system !


[root@localhost /root]# ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10C:71:C4:06
inet addr:192.168.0.101 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:78 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0
RX bytes:25943 (25.3 Kb) TX bytes:1984 (1.9 Kb)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 TX bytes:0 (0.0


[root@localhost /root]# route

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
default 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
[root@localhost /root]#


However, this particular Linux OS is behaving in a strange way !
During start up very annoying DHCPDISCOVER messages are showing up dozen of times, they are even distracting the appearance of the login lines (username, password)
Selected DHCP in network setup, but still have no connection to the internet, and result for "route" is different from a working systems.

Any other way to setup networking and make it work?

Maybe using an "ifconfig xxxxx" or "route xxxxx"commandline to specify the needed parameters ?

This is from a non-working system !

root@localhost ~ # ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10C:71:C4:06
inet addr:192.168.0.101 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:466 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 TX bytes:0 (0.0
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xf000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5288 (5.1 Kb) TX bytes:5288 (5.1 Kb)

root@localhost ~ # route

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0



Any advice/suggestion/etc... will be appreciated !