I am trying to set up a hybrid network, part wired, part wireless and part
homePNA (the building has some very thick walls and remote computers that can be
reached by existing telephone wires). I am using Fedora core 3 with the 2.6.10
kernel. I have checked the pcnet32.c code and the patch 4 2.4.27 appears to be
I load the pcnet32 module using:
modprobe -v pcnet32 homepna=1
I get reply:
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.10-1.741_FC3/kernel/drivers/net/pcnet32.ko homepna=1
I then try to configure the network through the systems settings interface:
eth0 is a e100 ethernet to my router/modem that is OK.
Disconnecting eth0 to avoid any conflicts.
eth1 should be the AMD79c978 card. Connecting with the telephone wire
I set eth1 as an ethernet (I don't see an option for phoneline network)
I have tried DHCP get the response on activating the network:
Determining IP information for eth1 failed; no link present. Check cable.
I have tried a static IP address, card activates but no device is detected at
If I unload the module and reload without the homepna option, the card works
fine with a standard ethernet cable.
Any suggestions please.