Network not working - But everything is setup fine?

Benjamin Honsinger Honsinger at
Fri Feb 23 16:38:37 PST 2001

Just in case anyone was wondering about this thread, I'll respond. I finally
got some time to work on it some more, and I've ended up just swapping a 3c509
card with the 3c503 card that was having problems. I'll need to use that card
at a later date, so I'll find out then whether the card itself is bad or just
didn't like this particular hardware setup. The 3c509 card worked perfect first
try. Thanks for all your great help! And it wasn't for nothing, I will need
this card later... =)

- Ben

On Tue, 06 Feb 2001, you wrote:

> Ok, I'll answer questions people have asked; Also, please note my new

> discoveries - they seem very strange to me.


> As to Cliff's Questions on my pinging abilities:

> I can ping my own ip (, and nothing else. No dns names, no

> gateway, no other ips, not Cliff.


> West's Questions:

> My computer is a Gateway2000 P5-90, running Mandrake-Linux (version 7.0? not

> sure). The nic is a 3COM 3c503 16-TP, with both 10bt connection and coaxial?

> (serial/parallel type) connection. According to Linux the nics IRQ is 5 and its

> Base Address is 280. I am using the 3c503 module in linux.


> Now for my own discoveries:

> Weirdly enough, I've come to the conclusion that ping requests _are_ leaving

> the computer, but not returning. All lights on the nic function normally, and

> the kicker is that when I ping (any ip) the hub the computer is connected to

> shows activity from the computer (ie light blinks every time a ping request is

> sent out). This seems really strange to me, and possibly might help one of you

> decipher what's going on here.


> I am still completely stumped, and I am relying on all you gurus to help me

> out! =) Thanks!


> - Ben Honsinger

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