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Old 11-13-2013, 04:20 AM   #16
bartgymnast
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if you can ping your router, than you will need to check your router config.
because your network works.

so it would leave 2 options.

1: router config is wrong (the wireless part)
2: your route is wrong.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #17
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My router config is fine. I initially upgraded this machine over the network via slackpkg, and haven't changed anything in my router config since. There are 3 other devices at home that connect through the router, and they are all working as expected.

I'm going to try downgrading to 14.0 tonight to see what happens.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #18
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Actually, here's an interesting piece to add to the puzzle. I'm at work (so different network), on my work laptop, which is running 14.0, and ping is behaving the same way. I can ping the name servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf, but not 8.8.8.8. I also am unable to ping google, via either domain name or ip address. But, I can browse to google.com as expected using my browser.



Now I'm really confused...
 
Old 11-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #19
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It looks like both your wireless and ethernet cards are from Broadcom. I also have the broadcom wireless card as you (the 4312). I'm at work right now and doin't have the link, but when I get home I can point you in the right direction for getting your wireless card set up. Another patch is required to get the 4312 wireless drivers working starting with kernels 3.8 and later. It looks like broadcom also released new drivers for the ethernet card (see link below), but I do not have any experience with the broadcom ethernet cards. So I am not sure how to get that working yet. I'll do some more research when I get home.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...ic/netlink.php
 
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #20
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It looks like both your wireless and ethernet cards are from Broadcom. I also have the broadcom wireless card as you (the 4312). I'm at work right now and doin't have the link, but when I get home I can point you in the right direction for getting your wireless card set up. Another patch is required to get the 4312 wireless drivers working starting with kernels 3.8 and later. It looks like broadcom also released new drivers for the ethernet card (see link below), but I do not have any experience with the broadcom ethernet cards. So I am not sure how to get that working yet. I'll do some more research when I get home.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...ic/netlink.php
Thanks for the tip about the updated driver, I'll try that out when I get home tonight. I haven't even looked at wireless yet, one thing at a time I guess.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #21
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Thanks for the tip about the updated driver, I'll try that out when I get home tonight. I haven't even looked at wireless yet, one thing at a time I guess.
Since it looks like your ethernet card is a broadcom card as well the only thing I can think of (that makes sense to me anyway) is the new driver on their website. Not having a broadcom ethernet card I'm not sure if it would use the same drivers as the wireless. Probably not that lucky, but at least if you were able to get the wireless working that would give us an idea where the problem might be.

For the wireless drivers check out this post: (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...53#post5032753) as it doesn't look like the slackbuild was updated yet with the new driver.

Which kernel are you using? I use the huge kernel as I had issues with getting my wireless card to work with the generic kernel.
 
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:29 AM   #22
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07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
That device is supported by the tg3 kernel module.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #23
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I notice that you have ipv6 configured (inet6). Try disabling that. I've had issues in the past where ipv6 and ipv4 conflict, and disabling ipv6 restored normal operation.

Did you have ipv6 configured in your previous (working) installations?
 
Old 11-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #24
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I notice that you have ipv6 configured (inet6). Try disabling that. I've had issues in the past where ipv6 and ipv4 conflict, and disabling ipv6 restored normal operation.

Did you have ipv6 configured in your previous (working) installations?
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that.

As an update, I reistalled 14.0 last night and am seeing the same issue with my wired connection. So, it's not something new to 14.1. I seem to recall that when I installed 14.0 on this machine I got the wireless working, but don't think I ever tried the wired connection. So perhaps it's something that was introduced in 14.0? Maybe if ipv6 was enabled by default starting in 14.0 that would explain it. Or the new device driver.

In any case, over the weekend I'll reinstall 14.1 and try some of the new suggestions here.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #25
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Another update... I've gotten the wireless to work using the broadcom-sta slackbuild for 14.0, and the patch linked in this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175473176/

No luck on the wired, but I pretty much never use it anyway so I'm calling this solved.

Thanks for the help everyone, now to enjoy 14.1!

Edit: I also added this to my module blacklist:

# lets see if this helps my internet issue
blacklist ipv6

# Deprecated BCM4318 driver.
blacklist bcm43xx

# user-added wireless modules
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcma
blacklist ssb
blacklist brcmsmac
blacklist brcmfmac

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