Ethernet connection failure with different router/modem.
Hello LQ, time for my first post. I have an old Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop that I installed a CRUX knockoff on: MineOS CRUX. The problem: the ethernet is not working. I installed this OS at a friends house a week ago to try it out, and the ethernet worked out-of-the-box. I come back to my house and reinstalled the OS on the same computer (don't ask why, it's a long story) and the ethernet did not work. Noticeably, the ethernet port on the side of the laptop blinks orange when I put it into the laptop. At my friend's house, there was a Netgear router, which ran on AT&T DSL, as opposed to a Belkin router here (I'm not sure if this matters) which runs on Comcast Cable. I used to have Windows on this PC and the ethernet worked fine. I am not sure what the problem could be. MineOS CRUX is a very barebones knockoff of CRUX. Stangely, when I went into my router's DHCP client list directly after installation, I could see the hostname "mineos" with the IP of 192.168.1.10, but not anymore. Any help would be appreciated, as this is somewhat urgent.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1C:23:8F:26 : D7
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets : 1551 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1255 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:484608 (473.2 Kb) TX bytes:156979 (153.2 Kb)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0b)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corportation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
Last edited by zmpetro; 11-28-2011 at 08:30 PM.