Problem with ethernet

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu May 10 14:28:24 UTC 2007

On 10/05/07, Michael S. Peek <peek at> wrote:
> If I configure it to use a DHCP address then it comes back with an
> address of  This is /not/ in an address range assigned by
> our DHCP server, and of course, I can see nothing on the network.  So,
> for the purposes of further testing, I abandoned DHCP and set up a
> static IP for it.  But after configuring it to use the static address I
> still can't see anything on the network.  (The first thing I tried was
> pinging the gateway address.)
> Static IP:
> Netmask:
> Gateway:
> ---[ Output from ifconfig -a ]---
> ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:7D:3D:11:F4
>           inet6 addr: 2001:468:371:3:219:7dff:fe3d:11f4/64 Scope:Global
>           inet6 addr: fe80::219:7dff:fe3d:11f4/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:31930 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:534 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:3533239 (3.3 MiB)  TX bytes:154486 (150.8 KiB)

This is configured to use IP6  and it's receiving and transmitting data.

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:D3:4F:BD:9B
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:2221 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:189107 (184.6 KiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>           Interrupt:17 Base address:0x8000

TX Bytes is 0 - none of your ping packets have left via this port.

Anyone have a clue?  What can I try next?
Are you really using ath0 for anything? Turn it off and see if your problems
go away... it looks like it's getting all of the traffic when you want to
use your wired network and I suspect you think data is leaving on eth0.

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