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Re: [SLE] setting up network interface - 8.2
  • From: Sam Lewis <stroboscopicallyconfluent@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 10:15:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <E1BUMWw-0003zl-Vs.2004-05-30-10-22-59@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Running Suse 8.2, I'm trying to connect via an Ethernet card to my
> > router, which according to its manual has the default IP .
> > I've set my computer's IP to and Gateway + DNS to
> > turned off).
> >
> > The pcmcia (cardbus) Ethernet card seems to work, but when pinging
> > the router I get the following message: 'Network is unreachable'.
> > The command 'rcnetwork restart' tells me that my that shutting down
> > is'skipped' and starting is a 'hotplug' event.
> >
> > How do I set up an network interface with pcmcia hotpluging; what
> > could be the problem?
> >
> > Cheers, Sam
> does your router have a dhcp server? It is likely enabled by default.
> Try using yast to configure eth0 as dhcp, with default settings.
> Also, seems odd to me as the ip for the router. It may be
> right, but if it doesn't work, try, as gateways typically
> have a 1 in the last quad.
> Also, I don't think it will work to have the router + dns have the
> same ip, unless maybe your router is also running a name server.
> Also, try setting up the pcmcia card as eth0 as well. I've had some
> screwy issues with pcmcia eth cards in 9.0; don't know if the same
> issues would happen in 8.2.

Thanks for the tip. With eth0 instead of eth-pcmcia (dhcp configured) it
works perfectly well. I guess 'hotplug' is a bit of a tricky thing as
still being expanded.

Cheers, Sam

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