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RE: [SLUG] Samba Ethernet problem [Beginner]
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Samba Ethernet problem [Beginner]
- From: "Mark A. Bell" <m487396@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue May 21 14:25:02 2002
Thanks for your help.
--- Ben Donohue <ben_donohue@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ping localhost to see whether ip is up.
Yes. This works on both machines. Windows 95 and Linux.
> ping your card address on your machine eg. 192.168.1.1 so as not to
> go over the wire.
I haven't tried this - I'll try it tonight. I have tried 192.168.100.3
and 192.168.100.10 from the Linux and Windows boxes respectively, and
they ping fine.
> ping the other card ip over the wire.
No, no ping in either direction.
> usually cards autodetect which port is active. if you have two
> different connectors on the card can you setup 10Base2 to test
> as well as 10BaseT. (if this is them)
I don't think I can do that. I'm a hobbyist working from home and I
don't have another desktop box. My Windows laptop just uses a 10BaseT
crossover cable. Can I set up debian to send packets just to the
> have you got the setup software to turn on/off the connector
> you are using?
No, it's a second hand machine and I only know that it's a 3Com 3c900
card because I opened the box to take a look. I do have the manual, but
I'm still working on reading it. I read somewhere that there are Linux
diagnostic programs for this card on Donald Becker's site, but I'll
have to learn how to compile them.
Thanks for your help - all suggestions gratefully received.
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