Re: How to add second network card?
On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Eric Richardson wrote:
I'm trying to get a second identical network card to work and need some
assistance. The card is a AMD PCnet-ISA+ (a pnp card) that uses the
lance.o module. When installing I was able to get one card working by
adding io=0x300. The module assigns IRQ 3 and DMA 5 when loaded. I am
using DHCP to get an IP address for eth0. I also tried both cards
individually so I know both cards work. Here is what I tried so far.
Edit the file modules.conf and added 0x320 to the previous configuration
so it looks like this.
Upon reboot this hung when networking tried to start.
Use modconf in stead of modifying modules.conf itself.
I was a bit confused here as the edits via the install put in following lines.
options lance io=0x300 (/etc/modules.conf)
options lance io=0x300 (/etc/modutils/lance)
So I guess modconf edits the files for you?
I don't know if I have to reset the setting on the card so one card will
look for 0x320 or what but found something on the web to that effect.
What software would I use for this or is there some other approach?
Are you sure both cards have a different, free IRQ? If not, you should try
to get a configuration disk for your networkcard from the internet, or
try to set PnP-OS installed to No in your BIOS.
There is no setting for pnp os in BIOS. They cards have the capability
to respond to other baseios, irqs etc but I have no idea the concept of
how to configure the card via software. I only have Debian on this box
so I'm not sure how to proceed or what to look for on this front.