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kool124 12-14-2008 09:12 PM

Can't connect internet

well just install ubuntu 7.10 on my Toshiba satellite M35

just configured my connection,

i have static ip address, so i manually configured my ip address, and dns

problem is, it does not connect..

this is my ifconfig and other commands details

abhi@abhi-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:0D:9D:55:63
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:2384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:318275 (310.8 KB) TX bytes:2261 (2.2 KB)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:23:799:E0
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe000 Memory:c2005000-c2005fff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

here is the ouput of lspci

root@abhi-laptop:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 21)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 21)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200 64M] (rev a1)
02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 83)
02:0a.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
02:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 33)
02:0d.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller (rev 05)

also here is the output of lsmod

root@abhi-laptop:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 273892 8
isofs 36412 1
udf 87204 1
rfcomm 42136 2
l2cap 26240 11 rfcomm
bluetooth 57060 4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 10244 0
cpufreq_conservative 8072 0
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
cpufreq_stats 7232 0
cpufreq_userspace 5280 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9612 0
freq_table 5792 2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
container 5504 0
button 8976 0
toshiba_acpi 11952 0
video 18060 0
ac 6148 0
battery 11012 0
sbs 19592 0
dock 10656 0
nls_iso8859_1 5120 1
nls_cp437 6784 2
vfat 14080 1
fat 54300 1 vfat
sbp2 24072 0
lp 12580 0
snd_intel8x0 34972 1
snd_ac97_codec 100644 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 3200 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 44672 0
snd_mixer_oss 17664 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 80388 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 4740 0
snd_seq_oss 33152 0
snd_seq_midi 9600 0
joydev 11328 0
snd_rawmidi 25728 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 53232 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
parport_pc 37412 1
parport 37448 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
pcmcia 41388 0
pcspkr 4224 0
ipw2100 72240 0
ieee80211 35656 1 ipw2100
ieee80211_crypt 7040 1 ieee80211
snd_timer 24324 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9228 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
psmouse 39952 0
yenta_socket 27532 1
rsrc_nonstatic 14080 1 yenta_socket
snd 54660 12 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8800 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
pcmcia_core 40980 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
serio_raw 8068 0
iTCO_wdt 11940 0
iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt
i2c_core 26112 0
shpchp 34580 0
intel_agp 25620 1
pci_hotplug 32704 1 shpchp
agpgart 35016 1 intel_agp
evdev 11136 5
ext3 133896 1
jbd 60456 1 ext3
mbcache 9732 1 ext3
usbhid 29536 0
hid 28928 1 usbhid
sg 36764 0
sr_mod 17828 2
cdrom 37536 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 30336 4
usb_storage 73024 1
ide_core 116804 1 usb_storage
libusual 18448 1 usb_storage
ata_piix 17540 4
ata_generic 8452 0
libata 125168 2 ata_piix,ata_generic
scsi_mod 147084 6 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,usb_storage,libata
e100 37644 0
mii 6528 1 e100
ohci1394 36528 0
ieee1394 96312 2 sbp2,ohci1394
ehci_hcd 36492 0
uhci_hcd 26640 0
usbcore 138632 6 usbhid,usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 14344 0
processor 32072 1 thermal
fan 5764 0
fuse 47124 1
apparmor 40728 0
commoncap 8320 1 apparmor

output of /etc/network/interfaces file is

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet static

auto eth0

i did couple of things, i bought friends router, and configured my eth0 to dhcp mode and it accepted ip address from router and i was able to ping router.

the problem is that i am not able to ping default gateway and dns provided by my ISP, if i am able to do it, i will be able to connect

help plz.


asymptote 12-15-2008 02:21 AM

It looks like there isn't any problem detecting your hardware which seems to be working fine. If it wasn't detected then you wouldn't even have the option to apply static settings. Your default gateway and name server addresses should be set to the address of the router. The router should then forward on any requests to your ISP. I suggest you just use the DHCP information from the router to avoid any problems.

kool124 12-15-2008 05:24 AM

my ISP cable comes directly to my lan card, router was just to test if my interface is working or not, my ISP cable comes directly to my eth0

well so when i am trying to ping default gateway and dns i am not able to do it, any suggestion what might be wrong

asymptote 12-15-2008 05:29 AM

Can't you just use the DHCP settings from your ISP? In America ISP's usually have a DHCP server that sends us the gateway and dns server addresses. Usually you will not see them reply to PING for security reasons. Can you just connect via DHCP and see if you can navigate to websites?

kool124 12-15-2008 05:31 AM

i have been provided static ip by my isp

well i can ping my default gateway and dns server in windows xp machine which i m using right now

asymptote 12-15-2008 05:33 AM

When you enter the static information from your ISP in /etc/network/interfaces you cannot connect to the that correct?

kool124 12-15-2008 05:39 AM

yes, its not getting connected

asymptote 12-15-2008 05:45 AM

I apologize if this is a dumb question but when you entered the static information did you restart networking with

/etc/init.d/networking restart
Other than that I'm not sure what the problem could be. As long as the network devices (such as the routers & switches) are configured properly then anything else would be server based issues like if your ISP required that you use a Windows machine and join their domain. Can you just try receiving DHCP settings from the ISP? Sorry if these are dumb suggestions but this issue boggles my mind.

asymptote 12-15-2008 05:48 AM

What static settings did the ISP give you? Any chance the netmask is incorrect?

binary_pearl 12-15-2008 06:02 AM

A couple things to try:

1. ifconfig and route commands:

route del default # Delete the default gateway, just to be sure
ifconfig eth0 netmask
route add default gw

2. Make sure eth0 is the correct interface:
ethtool eth0

Make sure you see the following at the end of the ouput:
Link detected: yes

If you see 'no' for the Link detected, try eth1 and eth2. Although judging by the packets sent and received eth0 is probably the correct interface.


doctorcisco 12-17-2008 01:19 AM

OK ... your default gateway/ip address/subnet mask are unusual, because is not in the same subnet as your host address Please double check your Windows XP machine and make sure these settings are correct, and please post the output of ipconfig /all from Windows here.

If they are correct, can you ping any other machines between addresses and Also, please post the output of the following commands:

arp -a

kool124 12-18-2008 08:06 AM


yes you are right, i already changed my subnet mask to
and i am able to ping my gateway

but setting that i used earlier r correct one and i am using that setting only in my windows xp


kool124 12-18-2008 08:08 AM

also one thing i was able to view same workgroup computer with earlier setting, and yes was able to ping other machine with same settings

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