[CentOS] Network issues with CentOS 5.2

Fri Sep 19 15:56:10 UTC 2008
nate <centos at linuxpowered.net>

Joey Mendez wrote:
> I appreciate your reply to my email. The steps ou have given me are
> things that I have done and are already in place. I still cannot get the
> eth to activate unless I issue it a static IP it for some reason will
> not activate under the DHCP selection. Has anyone ever experienced this.
> If I do assign it an IP it will activate but still has no internet
> connection. I can ping itself but cannot ping any machine outside of it
> or have a machine outside be able to ping it.

What kind of network card? what network chip, what driver is being

My best guess at this point is the driver doesn't fully support the
network card so traffic cannot pass. Maybe the card is too new.

Run ethtool eth0 (assuming your using eth0), and verify there is
a link detected as well.