[ILUG] 2x Network Cards
gavinmcc at netsoc.ucd.ie
Wed Nov 22 12:36:11 GMT 2000
we're setting up a machine in here as a gateway. What seems to be the first
hurdle is to actually get the machine going with two network cards.
The machine is an old P166; 32MB RAM; ~1.5GB HD (made by ultra I believe).
The cards are two Maplin specials:
UNEX 10Mbps PCI BNC & RJ45
and to be honest that's about all info you get in the package.
Now, I've been reading Ethernet/Firewall howtos. Apparently given they
are PCI it should just detect them both. I looked further into the ISA
stuff about I/O addresses and IRQs.
I'm a little bit puzzled. Apparently on the old PCIs the you set IRQ and
I/O addr. Fair enough. These all must be unique on the system. Sound.
But, with an PnP ISA or PCI you don't have these settings. So presumably
PnP is setting these (if this is the definition of PnP I apologise) and
the card is happy with that.
Now we have two identical PCI cards. I assume PnP will know to set them
to differing IRQ & I/O.
Linux is complaining that the eth1 device is not found. But eth0 is
fine. Are the above assumptions correct re PnP etc? So can anyone figure
out what's going on?? Sorry my knowledge of hardware is patchy at
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