How to set up RTL8101 Ethernet Driver in RHEL5

it is a enthernet driver required when u have installed RHEL5 into your machine, if your LAN is working proprely ...then no problem if not working follow these steps care fully,first you need to know is what driver you have in your syytem
knowing drivers


will give u over idea about wht u r looking for...

in the bottom of the output u will find wht driver u have.... Ex:06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)

its very simple the way is you need to download RTL8101E from realtek web-site here is the link here

[step 1:]
$su -
#tar -xvf

[step 2:]
go to extracted folder
#make clean modules
#make install
#depmod -a
#insmod ./src/r8101.ko (or r8101.o for kernel 2.4.x)

after rebooting the system your system able to connect to internet through LAN,if not type this command in terminal

#/sbin/services network restart


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