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  • 1. All about Linux: How to install a Network card in linux http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-install-network-car... Book Reviews OS Reviews Ubuntu Popular Movies Contact Me January 12, 2005 How To Install A Network Card In Linux Subscribe to this site's feeds in your favorite RSS reader There are different ways of installing a network card in linux - and that too depending on the linux distribution that you are using. I will explain each one of these methods here. 1) The Manual method Get Posts Via Email Translate First open the computer case and insert the network card into an empty PCI slot. Then boot up your machine to load linux. In linux login as root and then navigate to the directory /lib/modules/kernel_version_number/net/ . Here you will find the modules Update this gadget. Click here supported by your system. Assuming that you have a 3Com ethernet card, in which case, Gadgets powered by Google the module name is 3c59x , you have to add this in the /etc/modules.conf file to let the machine detect the card each time the machine boots. #File: /etc/modules.conf alias eth0 3c59x Note: If you have only one network card, it is known by the name eth0, the succeeding network cards in your computer go by the name eth1, eth2 ... and so on. Now you have to load the module into the kernel. root# /sbin/insmod -v 3c59x Next configure an IP address for the network card using ifconfig or netconfig or any other method if your machine gets its IP address from a DHCP server. Eg: root# ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.5 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 2) The Easy way RedHat/Fedora distributions of linux ships with Kudzu a device detection program which runs during systems initialization (/etc/rc.d/init.d/kudzu). This can detect a newly installed NIC and load the appropriate driver. Then use the program /usr/sbin /netconfig to configure the IP address and network settings. The configuration will be stored so that it will be utilized upon system boot. Also see Assigning an IP address to know more ways of configuring an IP address for your network card. Related Content Posted by Ravi 6 Comments: Anonymous said... Awesome, worked like a charm! I haven't used linux in years and I forgot how to do this. Thank you! 5/21/2005 05:26:00 AM shaik said... What is the need for two addresses for a single machine? Where does the MAC address fall deficient of the requirements that an IP address meets? 11/07/2007 03:29:00 PM Ravi said... shaik, This technique is quite useful. For instance, web hosting companies (can) use this technique to provide unique IP addresses to multiple domains hosted on the same server. 11/08/2007 01:35:00 AM lokesh mohan said... i have not bn able to install my athlon L2 card this is already running in windows but now i installed linux 1 of Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 2 7/21/2009 10:20 PM
  • 2. All about Linux: How to install a Network card in linux http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-install-network-car... and neither it is deducting the i have dirver cd it has linusx driver since i am new to linux i dont know what to do with that cd and files pls suggest reply me on vervelmb@gmail.com 3/02/2008 05:14:00 PM Ravi said... Lokesh, If you are using a wireless card, then the above method will not work for you. First make sure your network card is supported by Linux by checking the hardware compatibility list. If your wireless card is not supported, you may be able to get it working using ndiswrapper But if it is supported, then you may look at the following resource... Wireless lan pci card 3/03/2008 12:37:00 PM Anonymous said... Hi, i have installed Linux on my system. Linux is not detecting my rtl8168/811 NIC, which is working fine for windows. Please suggest how to install ethernet in LINUX.. Thanks Saurabh 3/09/2008 05:05:00 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Home Older Post Content Copyright © 2004-2009 All about Linux - A site on Linux, Open Source and Free software. 2 of Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 2 7/21/2009 10:20 PM