I have set up MythTV and for the first time decided to run its Internet connection through a LAN in the wall. It is a simple setup connecting my MythTV box to my router using cat5 ethernet wire.
Unfortunately when trying to connect to the Internet it times out. I am unable to ping my router.
My normal home setup involves a static ip, but I am also unable to connect using dhcp.
I at first thought it had to be the way I wired up the ethernet outlets, but I have checked numerous times and then went and redid every connection on them very carefully to verify solid connections. I was still unable to connect.
Then, for kicks and giggles, I tried my wife's macbook. I tried dhcp with her mac first - IT WORKED! Then I set up the static ip like I plan to re-employ with my mythbox, and it worked as well!
I then simply unconnected the ethernet cable and reconnected it into my mythbox - not working
It is important for you all to know that when I was setting up the mythbox, it was connected directly into the same router I am unable to connect to now - with no problems. There is only one ethernet port on the computer. I am running Ubuntu Feisty. I have tried using the network manager that comes with it and also using ifconfig without resolution.
I am frustrated, especially as my wife's mac had no problems connecting - this is a first for me to be stumped on such a simple networking issue! Please save me from my embarassment