Subject: Re: Netgear FA311/12 (NS DP83815 chipset)
To: Bob Melson <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/19/2002 21:21:27
On Mon, 19 Aug 2002 @ 3:20pm (-0600), Bob Melson wrote:

BM> I've just received several new computers equipped with the Netgear
BM> FA311/312 10/100 Fast ether card, based on the Nat. Semi. DP83815
BM> chipset.
BM> At boot the cards are recognized, they appear to configure OK using
BM> ifconfig sip0 inet aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd but they seem unable to talk to
BM> anybody but themselves.  I've tried running'em through a 10/100 hub,
BM> straight into the net, with no joy.  What's frustrating is that I can
BM> take the same or a similar box, load FreeBsd on it and, voila!,
BM> communications; same with Linux.
BM> System level is i386 1.5.2.  I've tried also with 1.5.3 with same
BM> results.

...please include the output from dmesg, as well as ifconfig.

Did you try to run tcpdump?


BM> Any thoughts, please.
BM> Thx.
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