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Old 02-18-2010, 03:17 AM   #1
bigonroad
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Can't get ethernet or wifi to work


I have an Asrock A330GC, with onboard ethernet, and an Engenius PCI card for wifi.

I installed ubuntu server 9.10 no problems, and it picked up my ethernet in the installation with no difficulties.

I couldn't get 9.10 to do what i wanted, so I tried installing 8.4 instead. This however didn't pick up any of the drivers, so i couldn't get online.

So i reinstalled 9.10, only to find that now it couldn't find network in the installation. Absolutely NOTHING has changed, the ethernet cable still plugged in, and if i plug same cable into my laptop, it works fine.

Any ideas people?
ifconfig doesn't mention any eth0, just lo, with an ip of 127.0.0.1 and amask of 255.0.0.0 which i'm fairly certain means its dead.

Bless,
Chris Lowry
 
Old 02-18-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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ifconfig not showing an interface just means that it isn't configured, not that the system hasn't detected it. To see if it was detected, do "ifconfig -a". The "a" option forces ifconfig to show all network devices, configured or not.

It is possible there is just some DHCP glitch which prevented the interface from pulling a least, and causing it not so show up. If you still can't see it after doing "ifconfig -a", then it is time to look at the modules and see what is or isn't loading.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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I wrote a blog entry on how to set up a wireless card using nsdiwrapper drivers, its the easiest way to do it.

stop by http://soad1982.blogspot.com/2009/09...s-drivers.html
 
Old 02-18-2010, 08:01 PM   #4
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You should try to use native drivers whenever possible, ndiswrapper is an absolute last resort.

Of course, at the moment the topic creator is asking about Ethernet.
 
Old 02-19-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I will get back to you when I've had a moment to try that out. Busy week!
 
  


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