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Old 08-02-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Kubuntu 9.04 wired cannot connect to FIOS

I have posted on other forums so this will be a compilation of information:

Can't connect to FIOS when wired

New to Linux/Ubuntu, I have searched and tried a number of suggested solutions posted here and on other Ubuntu forums.
My son received a computer with Xubuntu 9.04 already installed. We first tried a wireless adapter for internet connection, but got no results so I have run a cable directly to the Verizon Router 9100EM, but it connected to and then disconnected.
As I said, I tried a few things and now cannot get even an initial connection.

using ifconfig, this is the result:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:ba:d7:6d:70
inet6 addr : fe80::250:baff:fed7:6d70/64 Scope:Link
Rx packets:32 errors:71 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
Tx packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
Rx bytes:2449 (2.4 Kb) Tx bytes:1836 (1.8 Kb)
Interupt:10 Base Address:0x9400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
Rx packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
Tx packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
Rx bytes:840 (840.0 B) Tx bytes:840 (840.0 B)

I tried to find a way to ping, using SYSTEM->ADMINISTRATION->NETWORK TOOLS but the choice of ADMINISTRATION does not exist.

Any guidance would be helpful.

Results of sudo dhclient eth0 are-

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:50:ba:d7:6d:70
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:50:ba:d7:6d:70
Sending on Socket/fallback

DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 11

No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.

Then tried sudo lshx -C network
results -

* -network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139c+
vendor: Realtek ......
physical ID: d
bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:50:ba:d7:6d:70
size: 100 Mb/s
capacity: 100 Mb/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33 Mhz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physicaltp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast = yes driver = 8139too driver version = 0.9.28 duplex=full latency=32 link = yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100 ml/sec

*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical ID: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 6a:5e:e3:ec:16:56
capabilities: ethernet physicla
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware= N/A
link=yes multicast=yes

then tried
sudo service network-manager stop but it did not recognize the service or said the service wasn't there.

After setting up a fixed address outside the range of the addresses the router uses for DHCP I had limited success.
OK - so now the Network Manager icon says I have a network connection. Thank you for the details that got me this far.
I still cannot access a webpage, however. No Google, no MSN, no Ubuntu, nothing.

When reading some Ubuntu documentation on troubleshooting, a way to check a wired connection is to ping from System -> Administration -> Network Tools but I do not have Administration as a choice in 9.04 nor can I find Network Tools anywhere as well. I tried pinging from Terminal but with no success. it could not locate the webpage.

I tried to ping by address and name ( or

Pinging to either address returns: Network is Unreachable

typing /etc/resolv.conf returns command not found

Typing cat /etc/resolv.conf returns:

Generated by Network Manager

Which is the address I just put into Network Manager per a suggestion.

This is the results of ipconfig on my wireless XP machine. Does it tell you anything that can help?

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : OfficeT3504
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dynex Enhanced G Desktop Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-DF-4E-BA-17
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 26, 2010 3:16:43 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:16:43 PM
Old 08-06-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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problem is your info you set up an account with a computer then you tried to connect with another computer.
here is what you may have left out. I have a computer I used to set up my Internet account I may have a router I did not tell you about. Or I just want to disconnect my old computer and connect this computer.
No mater what I just cant get it to work
If this is true your account like all the big boys used your mac address of your old computer to set up your account . when setting up an account please do it with your router connected so no mater what down the road the connection will use your router mac address as an account address. can this be fixed yes two ways.
call them up and go through the process of setting up a new computer.. tell them your old computer died do not say linux just say manual. now you bought a router JUST Guessing.
and you want to use your wifi.
the router must clone the Mac address of the original eth0 card used when setting up the account.
Please key word all the words in google so you understand and when you reply let me know you know what a mac address is what a router is and what a ether eth0 card is and a wlan0 card is.
this is a router gateway looks like att or verizon and the last up date they sent out was about the password and hardware now have to match

Last edited by Drakeo; 08-06-2010 at 12:48 AM.


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