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Old 10-25-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
alekhidell
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Unhappy cannot connect to the internet, tried to manually configure


I have a dell wireless wlan 1397 mini card with an ethernet 802.3. Now I am trying to connect by a wired connection. Supposedly a have a bcm5784m nic. I have tried to configue the bcm5784m which was shown it to be regonized through fedora 11, i could activate it, and connection still failed. In my driver list on my dell inspiron and studio 1737 the bcm5784m was not checked as a download i needed. What in the hell am I doing wrong. I have searched exhaustively and have found nothing concerning the wire ethernet card or bcm. Supposidly ubuntu does support the dell studio 1737 laptop. Forgive my spelling. Oh and by the way I am using kubuntu 9.04 jaunty.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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I have a dell wireless wlan 1397 mini card with an ethernet 802.3. Now I am trying to connect by a wired connection. Supposedly a have a bcm5784m nic. I have tried to configue the bcm5784m which was shown it to be regonized through fedora 11, i could activate it, and connection still failed. In my driver list on my dell inspiron and studio 1737 the bcm5784m was not checked as a download i needed. What in the hell am I doing wrong. I have searched exhaustively and have found nothing concerning the wire ethernet card or bcm. Supposidly ubuntu does support the dell studio 1737 laptop. Forgive my spelling. Oh and by the way I am using kubuntu 9.04 jaunty.
The wired ethernet nic almost never needs special drivers. What network are you trying to connect to? Your network must have a dhcp server if it is to provide you with an address automatically. Also make sure you are using the correct cable (usually a "straight" cat cable, not "crossover").

These being good, the first thing I would do is from the command line go root ("sudo su") and then run "ifconfig". Look for a device to be listed called "eth0", "eth1", or similar. If it does, then try running "dhclient eth0" (eth1, whatever) to get an address from the dhcp server on your network.

It probably does not seem funny to you, but most people have trouble getting their wireless to work, not their wired connection.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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I know

I am using a cat6 network cable. For some reason I cannot connect to my internet services dhcp. I called current which is my internet provider and obtained manual configuration. I have default gateway, private and public ip, primary and secondary dns, and my subnet mask. I have done an ifconfig and it recognizes my nic and mac. I know this is crazy. I should have no problem connecting to the internet. Do you think that I might have to download firmware for my bcm5784m ethernet card? I will attempt the sudo su command, but isn't that just another way to get information containing my nic? I left out a very important piece to the puzzle when i configured it selinx told me that the file was written to the wrong file and wouldn't let it happen.

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Old 10-25-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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you might have a similar problem to mine IPv6

try reinstalling BUT WHEN you get to the network conf page DISABLE ipv6 and only use ipv4
 
Old 10-26-2009, 01:18 AM   #5
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There some tools you can use in the command line like 'host google.com' to get the ipaddress and use 'ping (google.com IP)' to see you are truly connected. Check the cable, is the green link light is on. Are connected directly to your ISP or are you connecting to a router then ISP?

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:49 AM   #6
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Smile Thank you

I had a problem configuring my internet connection. I would like to sincerly thank everyone for your help. I am now connected to the internet using suse, and am looking forward to learning more about linux. I would like to especially thank John vv, IPv4 was the trick.
 
  


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