I am struggling with this Ethernet Shield
To make it simle, I am trying the small examples for the Ethernet Library, currently the one that make a google search. I have changed it to use fixed ip (10.0.0.9) instead of DHCP.
However, it just says "connection failed" on the serial monitor. What is weird though is that I have actually got a http response twice out of about 100 attempts. I saw the html of the google page.
If it just didn't work at all I would have dismissed it as broken, but obviously not completely.
The following LEDs flash now and then meaning that there is network activity. Tx only flashes just after the sketch has started, probably at the point where it tries to connect to google. COLL is constantly off.
I would very appreciate some tips on how to debug this problem.
Here is a couple of questions:
I am using the shield on a Duemilanove which is quite old, is that a problem?
I am running Linux. Can I use some command to see if there is activity from the shield? (I couldn't see anything with Wireshark).