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Old 11-20-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Acer aspire one, internet (wired and wireless) isnt working. Help!


Hi, i have had this acer aspire one for about a year now. I was running ubuntu, then updated to ubuntu 9.10. It was working fine, then all of a sudden the internet stopped working. Both wired and wireless. When i plug in an ethernet cable it loads for a while then says cannot connect. So i figured that there ws something messed up with my software, as i have had to play with this piece of garbage laptop many times. So i got a new iso for ubuntu and installed it. Still no success. I then tried Mint, no success. Now im running eeebuntu off a usb and no internet still. Ubuntu 9.10 is still installed, but eeebuntu is just running of a usb. I looked it up in google, but it seems all they seem to ask is if it can "ping". I tried this and it wouldnt ping. So i need some help, if anyone can. Btw, im not very good at computer stuff and new to linux. But i do know some things. I appreciate any help.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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If you've reinstalled the OS and it's still not working then it's unlikely that your problem is software. It sounds to me more like a hardware problem.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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so my hardware can just stop working out of nowhere like that? I tried switched form the ath5k driver to the Atheros madwifi driver and no success. So its hardware you think?
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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I'm no expert, it just seems that if it didn't work and then you loaded a new distribution and it still doesn't work then it's probably not software as a software issue should be sorted when you load the distro.

It's a long shot, but there's nothing in the BIOS options to enable/disable LAN or Wireless is there?
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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No, there's nothing in BIOS. Thanks a lot for your help though. I appreciate it.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:59 PM   #6
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Maybe you could try a different distribution to see if you get a different result, or even if you could get hold of a copy of windows just to see if that will recognise the hardware. If windows can't find it either then it'll be almost certain to be hardware.
 
  


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