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January 12, 2005
How To Install A Network Card In Linux
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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
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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.
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
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
Posted by Ravi
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
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
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
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