OK, I installed package version 3.1.8 and the network card is found and configured. I have a tranceiver light (10Mbit). IFCONFIG looks okay. However, ROUTE does not have an entry for the host machine. I tried
route add 192.168.164.8
to add a destination point for this machine, and got the error
SIOCADDRT: No such device
So I'm wondering what else I need to do... /proc/net/dev reports an eth0 interface. I cannot ping by hostname or ip address to any machine, and cannot receive any pings from other machines on the network.
I'm hoping there's something simple I missed.