network problems, an update

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sun Jan 25 20:00:54 EST 2004

when you pinged yourself, was that localhost you were pinging? did you 
try pinging something like
Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:22:10PM -0500, Jes and guide dog Harley wrote:
> Hi all. Well, my worst fear is over: Debian does support my network card after all. The problem now is I can't get it to connect
> when I specify dhcp. Just to make sure it worked, I kicked my Windows box off line, and said I wanted Linux to use the ip that my
> windows machine once occupied. Rebooted, (I have got to get out of that habit!) and all was fine. Lynx didn't work, but
> nevertheless I pinged myself twice, and it kept pinging until I hit control C to break the connection. Both times, I got a 0
> percent packet loss and every packet it sent it got back. I don't know if this is a good sign or not, and would like an opinion on
> my progress or, regress. Thanks for your help.
> Jes
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