Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56431
Linksys combo card doesn't work without ethernet.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:01:35 EST
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Description of problem:
When Linksys combo card is plugged in /sbin/ifconfig shows the computer
attempting to broadcast for an IP address. When this fails it attempts to
stop the ethernet card. The result makes puts the modem portion of the
combo card into a state where it does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot redhat 7.2 system which uses dhcpcd to obtain an IP address.
2. Plug in Linksys combo card.
3. Monitor card with /sbin/ifconfig
4. Attempt to use modem for several mintues
Actual Results: When the ethernet card is stopped the modem can not be
Expected Results: The modem portion of the card should not depend on
whether or not it is plugged into the ethernet.
The card did work under RH 7.1
A **possible** workaround is to wait for the ethernet to timeout, then
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.1
and then try using the modem
...gives the following information...
product info: "Linksys", "EtherFast 10&100 + 56K PC Card (PCMLM56)"
manfid: 0x0143, 0xc0ab
function: 0 (multifunction)