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I just downloaded the linux driver for my broadcom NIC, and installed it from the .tar file with no errors. Now when I try to activate the ethernet connection, I ...
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    What is SIOCSIFFLAGS and why does it give this error??


    I just downloaded the linux driver for my broadcom NIC, and installed it from the .tar file with no errors. Now when I try to activate the ethernet connection, I get the following error:


    Code:
    Determining IP information for eth0:1...SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
     failed.
    I have the internet connection set to use DHCP, and am on a LAN. Prior to the driver update, I simply got an error that the device was not present, so this seems to be an improvement! Any help is much appreciated.
    N3WO

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    Does your lan have a DHCP server running? Because, generally in a lan, ip addresses are assigned statically...check

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    it's a school network, and yes it has a DHCP server running. I can access the net fine in Windoze, using DHCP
    N3WO

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