Eric Keller on Sun, 11 Mar 2001 11:37:47 -0500

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[PLUG] Ethernet/DSL setup question

Hi all, most of the time I'm a lurker on this list, but I actually do plan 
to be at the next meeting.  I'm impressed with all of the knowledge and the 
freedom of information exchange on this list.

Anyway, I'm having a problem with my linux setup.  My current install went 
fine, but I'm having issues getting my ethernet card talking to my DSL 
router.  The ethernet card (kensington 10/100) comes up fine in linux with 
ifconfig and I'm able to assign an IP address and such.  When I ping the 
address (local to the machine) it seems to work fine and everything is 
dandy.  However, it is connected to my Westell DSL router (guess who my ISP 
is) and when I bring up the interface, the light on the router which shows 
a connection to the computer does not light up.  When I bring up the 
interface from a console I get a repeating error which says something about 
media not being connected and the interface is set to TP.  I'm stumped 
because it seems the hardware is communicating fine with linux but not to 
the outside.  I'm sure the hardware is good because I'm able to get the 
setup working in windows.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I'm currently stumped.


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