setting up an ISA nic card
I recently installed slackware 4.0 on an old 486DX2 computer that I have in the basement. And with my surprise it runs quite well. I planned to use this system to serve web pages on my local network for testing purposes only.
I am quite new to Linux let alone setting up an ISA nic on an old computer running Linux. I presume I will have to set up a lot of the settings manually in order for it to work. I know the nic card worked under Windows 95 with some tweaking with the IRQ's but I donít remember them off hand. This was many years ago.
So my question is.. How would I go about doing this? I presume that I would need to know the ip address of the computer, the subnet mask and gateway. I do know the subnet mask and the gateway, but I donít know the ip address my router would assign the computer thatís running Linux considering that different computers are on at different times. So I would also presume that no ip address is static correct?
I am currently under my main computer running windows xp.
My network settings are as follows
IP address: 192.168.0.100
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: 192.168.0.1
To make things more complicated, I have 5 computers on my network. But at any given time only 2 or at most 3 are running. I have to have the computers downstairs connected through a switch, which in turn is connected to my router upstairs due to the fact that my router only has 4 ports and I needed that extra port for the 5th computer.
To make my long winded question longer.. I also need to install the correct driver for my nic card, which I know nothing about. I donít know what model or even what brand name. I would think I would have to open up the box to have a look and see what I have got. Unless thereís another way of finding out?
I have been googling it up for quite some time but have only come across limited information that would be helpful to me. So pretty much I am at square one with nothing set up on my Linux box. (network wise) Any help would be greatly appreciated.