Hi,
According to my ISP, in order to set up my ADSL (PPPoE using a ECI 270 PR
router) I need to setup my eth0
card to DHCP in order to activate my ADSL connection. The ISP insists that
the IP address of the card should be
192.168.x.x.

I've installed (twice) Mandrake 9.1 on my PC (Athlon 1800+, single on-board
Ethernet card) and verified
(from Mandrake Control Center) that etho is indeed set to dhcp. There are
two aspects of the problem:
a. As you'll see in the attached ifconfig, I get a second alias of eth0
(named eth0:9) while ISP insist of
having a SINGLE appearance of eth0. (By the way, setting eth0 with static IP
address indeed removed eth0:9).

b. The assigned IP address is NOT in the expected range (ISP claims my dhcp
isn't working) and is assigned to the alias and not to eth0.


I'd appreciate any help how to solve my problem.

By the way, as you can see from dmesg, during boot eth0 takes quite long to
set up and times out. Is it related?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Michael Badt


------------copy of ifconfig--------------------------
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:87:06:16:80
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
nterrupt:16 Base address:0xe800



eth0:9 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:87:06:16:80
inet addr:169.254.182.4 Bcast:169.254.255.255
Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
et addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:3296 (3.2 Kb) TX bytes:3296 (3.2 Kb)



lo...(standard)

--------------------copy of dmesg|grep
eth0----------------------------------------

eth0: VIA VT6102 Rhine-II at 0xe800, 00:0d:87:06:16:80, IRQ 16.
eth0: MII PHY found at address 1,
status 0x786d advertising 05e1 Link 41e1.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on MII #1 link partner capability of 41e1.
eth0:
Promiscuous mode enabled.
device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
device eth0 left promiscuous mode
NETDEV WATCHDOG:
eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Transmit timed out, status 0002, PHY status 786d, resetting...
NETDEV WATCHDOG:
eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Transmit timed out, status 0002, PHY status 786d, resetting...
NETDEV WATCHDOG:
eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Transmit timed out, status 0002, PHY status 786d, resetting...