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Re: [opensuse] Home network problem
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 17:18:05 -0500
  • Message-id: <0J9T0049AN9Q50I2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 07:25 AM 12/5/2006 -0500, James Knott wrote:
>M Harris wrote:
>> On Monday 04 December 2006 20:48, eharrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> The connection is through a cable modem. I didn't try pinging the boxes
>>> back and forth.
>> Make sure that your internal network is working first, then outbound.
>>> BTW, what setting would keep the router from forwarding the linux packets?
>> That depends on the router. Mine is another Linux box through a shylink
>> switch to the internal net, and nic to the outside... is your router
>> home-made (linux box, other) or is it a hardware package like the
linksys, or
>> other?
>If the box passes packets from Windows, it should also do so for Linux.
>There's no such thing as "Linux packets". The problem is either routing
>or DNS resolution in the system with the problem. If you can ping by IP
>address, but not host name, it's DNS. If you can't by IP either, it's
>routing. If you can't even ping a local IP, then it's some
>configuration issue with the NIC. A useful tool to find out what the
>problem is, is Ethereal.
I've been following this thread for a while, and one thing that hasn't been
mentioned, is incompatibility of Linux with the Ethernet "card" in the
machine. This machine has a Broadcom ethernet connection built into the
MOBO, and Linux 10.0 apparently doesn't like it. Whatever is in the other
computer, Linux likes fine. (I'm almost sure that SuSE 8.2 worked with
the Broadcom components, but that's quite a while ago, and I don't even
think I have a disk for that anymore, to test it out.)


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