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Forum: Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Re: Question Is RBEM56G 10/100 Ethernet + Modem 56 supported? (Stefan Kluth)
Re: None Depends on what you mean by "supported" (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Jan 27
From: Stefan Kluth Stefan

After posting the message I realised that a workaround
was already posted in this newsgroup. I reinstalled pcmcia
3.1.8 and then I first tried

ifconfig eth0 promisc

which succeeded in getting the network working. Of course,
I didn't understand at all why "promisc" should be important.
Following another posting I tried

ifconfig eth0 down up

and this also does the trick. I added this line in
/etc/pcmcia/network right after 

/sbin/ifconfig $DEVICE up $IPADDR netmask $NETMASK $BC

Somehow a simple restart is enough to get the card working. 

I havn't tried the modem yet. If somebody tells me how to
collect statistics on network connections I could try to find
out how well the driver works. 

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1. More I tried this on my Inspiron 7500 running RH 6.1 and CBEM56G by Charlie Zender, 2000, Jan 31
(_ None See the HOWTO... by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 31
(_ More OK, it works now by Charlie Zender, 2000, Jan 31
(_ None Both issues are tricky by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 31

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