View Full Version : Network Card not working !!!

09-07-2003, 10:36 PM
I have an HP/Compaq nx9005 notebook with a built-in "National Semiconductor Corp. DP83815/816 10/100 MacPhyter PCI Adapter".

When I boot Knoppix 3.2-2003-07-26 with the syntax "knoppix lang=us" it boots up fine and everything is OK, except that although the NIC is detected it times out when I configure to use DHCP.

The only way I could get my notebook onto my LAN is to use a 3Com PCMCIA card which is automatically detected and then I configure to use DHCP, which works OK on the 3Com card.

Knoppix seems to detect both cards OK but only the 3Com will accept a DHCP reply, the built-in NIC times out.

Also I could be wrong but when I setup the built-in NIC to use DHCP I swear I see the light on my switch flash once very quickly when I click on the yes to use DHCP button.

I haven't a clue whats gone wrong but would love to be able to use my internal NIC on my notebook.


JamesX110...................................... 8)