I set up a monowall pc as my router, excellent product, works
flawlessly. Set it up on an IBM Pentium II something or other with 64mb
Needed another router, took a Quantex (old school dell knockoff) PII w/
192mb of ram. Put in 3 RTL 8139C network cards. Used same cd image as
the other router. Set up lan address, plugged in a crossover cable to
my laptop, tried all 3 cards, could not get a ping. Tried each one with
a switch, could not get a ping. Then I put in 3 3com Etherlink cards
3xp chipset. Reset IP, could not ping any of them with crossover,
switch, different PCs, etc.
I guess my questions are: 1. What could cause this? Some kind of
compatibility problem with the motherboard? 2. What further
information do you need to figure out what is doing this.