More lan configuration under Debian Sarge

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Robert Murr, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Robert Murr

    Robert Murr Guest

    Hi,

    Recently I requested information and advice from this group. Thanks again to
    all wh responded to that inquiry.

    In the course of that investigation I discovered that my motherboard had a
    built in functional Broadcom (ASUS) ethernet controller, as well as the
    Realtek nic which I had installed. This is like found money... I didn't
    order the MB nic option and I didn't pay for it...

    Anyway, after getting the lan operational as eth1 using the Realtek nic
    which I installed, I tried unplugging the cable from the realtek nic and
    plugging it into the Broadcom connector. After reboot, matters were much as
    I expected. eth0 started successfully during boot and the initial routing
    table contained the route to my lan.

    I happily started kppp to check my mail and to peruse the newsgroups. Kppp
    dialed normally and then was unable to find interface ppp0. The phenomenon
    is repeatable. Unplugging the cable from the Broadcom connector and
    rebooting restores the status quo ante with respect to kppp.

    This seems mildly bizarre to me.

    As I mentioned before, I am a newbie and have little networking knowledge. I
    have read every reference which I could find, including the Ethernet howto
    and the networking howto.

    I would be greatly appreciative if some kind soul could either diagnose the
    problem reported here, on the basis of the scanty information provided, or
    in the alternative, advise me as to how to proceed with an investigation of
    the matter.

    TIA
    Cordially,
     
    Robert Murr, Oct 10, 2004
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  2. why does it want to find ppp0? aren't you connected to internet via LAN?
     
    Bernhard Kastner, Oct 10, 2004
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  3. Robert Murr

    Robert Murr Guest

    No. The lan consists of my desktop and my laptop and a router. I dial an ISP
    from my desktop.
     
    Robert Murr, Oct 10, 2004
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