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Old 10-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
huggy11911
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help me please!


Hey gguys,

I have Ubuntu 10.10 and I just installed it. I am connected to my router but everytime I try to get on the Internet it wont allow me to. I know the wireless connection doesn't work because it says the firmware isn't installed, and I don't know how to do that yet. Can anyone please help connecting me to the Internet? I have a realtek 8139 ethernet controller.

Thank you!!!!
 
Old 10-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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I would not try it any further at all. The first thing I would do is to install a supported version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 10.10 is unsupported, which means it will not get any bugfixes or security updates. Install a supported version.

Also, please use descriptive titles. Using titles like "Help me please" will drive people away from viewing your threads. You will get better help with descriptive titles, in this case for example "Ubuntu 10.10 can't connect to the Internet".
To change the title just click on the Edit button and then on the Go Advanced button.

EDIT: I just realized that this is a duplicate of http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ll-4175431781/, where you actually managed to use a descriptive title.

I reported this thread for closure.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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I know you are new here, but it would help us and you if you could be more specific in the future. Save us guessing and the possibility of a wrong guess. It wastes your time too trying suggestions from us that are based on a guess.

Something like :

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 (server edition ? desktop edition ? )on my desktop, laptop, netbook (what ?) I try to connect to the internet ( wireless, wired ?? ) using FireFox (?) and I can't get on. The error message I get is : ???

Above is just a friendly suggestion

Anyhow - reading between the lines, try to hook whatever you are using with a wired connection and boot with it. If you are using the GUI or windowed interface you should see on the top window bar an icon saying something like "additional drivers are available". In that dialog box you should see the firmware for your wireless adapter.

The reason for this is Ubuntu will install most common things you need on the install cd, and expect to be connected to the internet for the rest. Of course, it can't update the rest ( proprietary wireless, video etc drivers ) if it can't get on. Sort of a Catch 22.

Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

Edit : I'll second TobiSGD's remark : get a supported version of Ubuntu.

Last edited by ceyx; 10-12-2012 at 12:50 AM. Reason: postscript
 
Old 10-12-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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If you have a wired connection to your router then try pinging the router.

Code:
ping 192.168.0.1
If you get a response then the network connection is up, if you don't (timeout) then you've probably neglected to configure your network card. What remains then is for you to the make sure DNS is properly configured so that name resolution also works. Some routers can act as a DNS proxies so the following command should fix the problem

Code:
echo "nameserver 192.168.0.1" >>/etc/resolv.conf
That would get name resolution up and running. Obviously you should replace 192.168.0.1 with the actual IP address of your router in the above examples.

Last edited by overlook; 10-12-2012 at 01:14 PM. Reason: fixed quotation
 
Old 10-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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As i already stated, this thread is reported for closure, please continue the discussion here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ll-4175431781/
 
  


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