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Old 03-28-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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eth0 Cannot Connect


Hello, I would really like some help to sort out a connection issue I have.

I am running Linux Mint 17 (a variant of Ubuntu) on a Dell PC with Intel Network device I217-LM and I am unable to connect to my network via ethernet. I have looked at various forums to try and understand what the problem is but I have (obviously) not yet managed to resolve the issue. Hence why I am here. I really am a dunce when it comes to networking so hand-holding would be much appreciated.

- I have successfully connected to the network with another machine running Linux Mint 17 via the same wired connection.

- I am running Linux Mint in dual boot with Windows 10 (the bootloader is on the linux partition).

- I am using TP-Link devices to connect to my router via the ring mains.

- I have updated my network driver to the latest "e1000e-3.3.3" from Intel's site.

- eth0 does appear when I enter the command "ifconfig".

- My /etc/network/interfaces file currently looks like this:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have tried a great number of things but as I really don't understand the basic of networking I am not getting anywhere.

Many thanks,

Ned.
 
Old 03-28-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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No idea why but after two hours of waiting for a connection the thing has decided to function properly. I don't understand why it could possibly take that long for it to sort itself out but there you have it.

Please feel free to expunge this post.

Thanks,

Ned.
 
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No idea why but after two hours of waiting for a connection the thing has decided to function properly. I don't understand why it could possibly take that long for it to sort itself out but there you have it.

Please feel free to expunge this post.

Thanks,

Ned.
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