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Posted on 06-20-2000 10:40 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

Well, your first problem is turning on the ethernet card with
ifconfig. Try this as root (your address may be different).

ifconfig eth0 up 192.168.1.1

If it's a PCI card, this will probably work (with no output). You
can verify this with "ifconfig -a". The interface needs to be UP
and RUNNING. You can also use "netstat -rn" to check the routing
tables.

If you have an ISA card, you'll probably have to load a module with
modprobe. And you'll probably have to tell modprobe the IO Port
address (in hex) and IRQ. But we need to know more precisely what
ethernet card you have. I can't find an "Etherlink XL TPO" anywhere.
3Com numbers their cards like 3c5xx or 3c9xx. That will tell you
which module to use.

For example, I have an NE2000 ISA card (ne.o module) on IO Port 0x280
and IRQ 10.

# ifconfig -a
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 Metric:1

# modprobe ne.o io=0x280 irq=10
# ifconfig eth0 up 192.168.1.1
#
# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:05:4D:35:63
inet addr:192.168.1.1 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 Metric:1

Once you get the right module and it works, then add the modprobe and
ifconfig commands to /etc/rc.d/rc.local so they'll always be run on
each boot.

And secondly, you'll need DHCP and a script to run the cable modem.
But I don't use Road Runner, so I can't help you there.

Btw, using DHCP for Road Runner would be an excellent topic for
presentation and/or tutorial for someone with more experience with it,
hint, hint.

--Mark

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