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Linux Broadcom Ethernet Card driver installation

Linux Broadcom Ethernet Card sometime gives problem. However, you need to load driver called tg3 to work with Broadcom Ethernet Card.

Use lsmod program to show the status of modules in the Linux Kernel. You may need to use modprobe program to add and remove modules from the Linux Kernel.

But first type lsmod command and find out if tg3 module/driver is loaded or not (login as the root user).

# lsmod | grep tg3

If it is not loaded then load it with modprob command:

# /sbin/modprob tg3
# /etc/init.d/network start

OR

# /etc/init.d/networking start

Assign an IP address:

# ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10 up

Add driver to your kernel configuration file
Open your /etc/modules.conf (Fedora or Red Hat Linux) or /etc/modprobe.d/aliases (Debian Linux) and modify/add line:

alias eth0 tg3

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  • Tek Bahadur Limbu April 17, 2007, 12:22 pm

    Hi,

    The above mentioned steps don’t seem to solve my Broadcom network card. I am now reinstalling Redhat Enterprise once again.

    • Chirag Patel October 28, 2010, 4:22 am

      hi i don’t know who r u MR.
      i linux redhat 5. this no detect lan card and wirelass. so pls. give me solutation ..
      how to install lan card driver

  • Joy May 31, 2007, 6:54 am

    problem on network card.
    while installing network getting an error eth0 seems not to be present.

  • Benoit November 1, 2007, 2:18 am

    How to use modeprob to add an embedded lan card into Linux Kernel

  • Ananda Bhattacharjee September 14, 2008, 1:54 pm

    I have intel desktop board D945GCNL with Integrated 10/100/1000 (on board)
    Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    When I install CentOS 5 here That lancard is not detected.
    So can any 1 help me please.

  • Haris February 25, 2009, 7:23 am

    I have Lenovo N200 laptop, i have downloaded driver for LAN card but it is not installing (driver : (linux-3.92n.tg3))

    plz help me in this regard.

    Is there any rpm available for this driver.
    My driver is “Broadcom NetLink Fast Ethernet”

    Regards,

    Haris
    (Pakistan)

  • ARYAN GAUR April 8, 2009, 10:15 am

    Hi Guys

    how to install driver of lan card in RedHat Linux 5.0

  • abhijeet June 8, 2009, 7:27 am

    i have HCL machine .i wan to installed RHEL 4 but RHEL 4 does not support lan card or its not detectd RTL 8169/8110 Lan card. plz give me solution to installed this.

  • faisal June 25, 2009, 9:57 am

    I have intel desktop board D945GCNL with Integrated 10/100/1000 (on board)
    Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    When I install CentOS 5 here That lancard is not detected.
    So can any 1 help me please.

  • Sazzad M. S. Imran August 6, 2009, 2:24 pm

    I have a Dell a Latitude D600 laptop with “Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller” lan card. When I installed RedHat Linux 9.0 it couldnot detect the lan card. How can I solve the problem? If anyone can solve the problem please inform mail me.

  • Prabhakaran August 29, 2009, 1:58 am

    I have intel D945GCNL with itegrared 10/100/1000(onboard) Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E-Gigabit Ethernet NIC . how can in istall at REDHAT Enterprise 5 here that lancard is not detected. so please help me…..

  • pardeep December 1, 2009, 11:16 am

    I have intel xeon server with two onboard gigabit lan cards(e1000). Everytime only one is install. Please suggest me , how to install both lan cards on RHEL4.

  • ankit jain January 25, 2010, 7:18 am

    sir,
    i want to lan driver in linux ,how can be install to lan driver .
    it has no detect to lan driver and redhat 5.0 .how can in install at redhat 5.0 hare . please help me

  • Parthajit June 13, 2010, 11:17 am

    i want to install a new server with RHEL4 but i am not able to install Lan card. Whenever i compile the module with the make command it is not working and gives an error message.plz solve my problem.

  • santosh November 15, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Dear Support ,

    I am trying to add a new node in to existing cluster but it is showing following error :

    setup : 64 nodes cluster
    h/w : sunfire x2200 (both master and compute)
    s/w : Rocks 4.2 (Hallasan) kernel 2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp

    new compute node : IBM X3650-M3

    whenver I am doing insert-ehters the PXE boot is unable to capture the request and showing error ” media test failure / hardware error / TFTP boot failure / exiting the PXE ”

    kindly help me .

    Thanks in advance

    Regards,

    Santosh Lohar | Linux HPC Support

  • mansoor ali August 4, 2011, 9:57 am

    new compute node : IBM server X3400-M3

    i am install rhel 5 in ibm server x3400-m3
    my error has occurred-no valid drvices were found on which to create new file system please check your hardware for the cause of this problem
    plz reply

    and
    how to install driver of lan card in RedHat Linux 5.0

  • uday December 21, 2011, 10:03 am

    Is there any rpm available for this driver.
    My driver is “Broadcom NetLink Fast Ethernet”

    my laptop was accer i am not able to install network drivers can you please suggest me

  • Sharon Thomas July 3, 2012, 9:47 am

    Just at the right time I came across your article. I wanted to install a Ethernet Card driver and I think your article is going to help me in this. The step by step priocedures that you have expalined is clear and precise.

  • kulwinder July 30, 2012, 12:56 pm

    my lan card does not work in redhat 6. Plz help me.

  • Ganeshan August 23, 2014, 5:17 am

    i want to lan driver in linux ,how can be install to lan driver .
    it has no detect to lan driver and redhat 5.0 .how can in install at redhat 5.0 hare . please help me

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