Ahem: top posting and no snipping - eh? The lewd practices police
will be onto you...
[Now for some non-top posting, just after the point you made, making it
100% (99, anyway) relevant.]
Are not these podule network cards absolutely ancient? I have one in a
redundant A5000 and I turned that off six or seven years ago, and I
don't think it was working then.
The next issue is what software you have for it. If you are using
what's on the podule card, it may not be able to handle the later
operating system and internet practices.
Your card will respond to commands of the form:
*help ether. [the trailing stop is vital]
This may show up a few other commands which may be worth giving a whirl.
Some of them may be configuration commands so do:
and see what things are set up like.
You can also do:
*rom. [the trailing stop is vital]
which will show you all the modules on the machine including those on
the podule network card.
The podule card modules may, or may not, be unplugged which may or may
not be a good thing.
What I have no idea with these ancient podule cards is what software
they need to work with the later operating systems and internet
modules. It may be that there is not a version to use the current
internet software, I simply don't know.
Ignoring all the above, my strong suspicion with Michael Gilbert is that
your card is AWOL, if not with the fairies. I got a proper RISC OS
network card second hand (two to be precise, from a second failure
later on) and it worked fine. And I got an up-to-date Ether module that
works fine with the network card.
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