Casey Bralla on 2 Nov 2014 16:37:26 -0800

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[PLUG] Where are My Network Cards?

Another one of these blindingly simple problems that has me stumped.

I'm upgrading my network infrastructure to gigabit eithernet.   So I bought 3 
gigabit eithernet cards for my old P3 box that runs a 3-interface firewall 
under a stock Debian 7.x wheezy system.   I__should__ have been able to simply 
swap out the cards, but alas, it was not to be.

When I installed the 3 new cards, NONE of the my old eth0, eth1, or eth2 
interfaces appeared.   Oddly, I see that they are created in the dmesg output, 
but when I type Ifconfig, only the local interface is present.

Swapping back the original cards brings the normal eth0, eth1, & eth2 
interfaces back as expected.

Debian has not started the logical (but sometimes confusing) renaming process 
for network interfaces like Gentoo has, so I thought this change would be 

Obviously, I'm missing something... and its probably something obvious. 

Can somebody point me in the right direction?


Casey Bralla

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