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Old 01-12-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
RadioVoiceUSA
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Can't Get Internet to Work


A newbie I am!

I can't figure out how to enable some network hardware.

When I do lshw, this is what shows for my wireless and ethernet:

----------------------------------------------------------------
*network:0 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: (looks like a mac address)
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless-IEEE 802.11bg

*network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: (looks like a mac address)
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridgedriver=2.3 firmware=N/A
----------------------------------------------------------------

The ethernet cards are:

Realtek Semiconductor., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

Broadcom Corporation
BCM4306 802.11 b/g
Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)



I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you!

edit: Ubuntu Studio 8.10

Last edited by RadioVoiceUSA; 01-12-2009 at 08:36 PM. Reason: distro
 
Old 01-12-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Check your cards are activated for auto connection under System--> Preferences--> Network Configuration.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response!

I don't have "Network Configuration" under "Preferences".

However, since that post, I sort of solved the problem.
Since it was a brand spankin-new install, I just ran
install again, this time with a hard wire directly to
the router and the network set up was successful. As
soon as I booted for the first time, there were 199 updates
as well as 1 hardware update...the wireless card.
I have not tried the wireless card yet.

Now here's the bizarre part...

I'm getting out with Firefox, but when I run 'lshw'
I see that both cards are disabled.

*-network:0 DISABLED

and

*-network:1 DISABLED

I'm confused.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 01:21 AM   #4
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are you looking in the right place? If you scroll through the listing you will see that your network card is enabled. Also doing ifconfig should confirm that.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:09 AM   #5
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hi,

check
Code:
xxxx@xxxxx-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx  
          inet addr:192.168.xx.xx  Bcast:192.168.xx.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::202:b3ff:fead:ace2/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:385 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:287 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:33785 (32.9 KB)  TX bytes:33737 (32.9 KB)
Code:
xxxxx@xxxx-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
or if you think your network interface if running..

you can try


Code:
sudo ifup eth(x)
where (x)= your device number.. 0,1,2... etc



Cheers!!!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} View Post
are you looking in the right place? If you scroll through the listing you will see that your network card is enabled. Also doing ifconfig should confirm that.
Nexus, as a šNewbieš, Iĺl assume youŕe assuming I know what the right place is?

Would that be

System | Administration | Network Tools?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 12:48 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=baig;3406943]hi,

check
[CODE]xxxx@xxxxx-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig


Baig,

When I enter sudo ifconfig (oops, almost typed ipconfig)

Hereś what I get:

me@box:~$ sudo ifconfig
[sudo] password for me:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ii:ii:ii:ii:ii:ii
inet addr:192.168.i.iii Bcast:192.168.i.iii Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fexx::2cx:9xxx:fe85:97d7/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:790 (790.0 B) TX bytes:5097 (5.0 KB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x3000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1656 (1.6 KB) TX bytes:1656 (1.6 KB)

There is a power button on the laptop thatś supposed to power up the wireless card-it does not turn on, but if you see my original post, the OS is seeing the controller, I even got an update for it! Nothing in the BIOS that seems remotely close, I even did Restore Defaults. Tried holding down the button, still nothing.

Thanks Nexus and biag - appreciate all you can suggest.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 01:42 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Nexus, as a šNewbieš, Iĺl assume youŕe assuming I know what the right place is?

Would that be

System | Administration | Network Tools?
When you did lshw the listing would have been quite long. At the beginning of that listing is where your network card status would show.

Type: iwconfig and post the results in this thread.

Also if you have System--> Administraton--> Hardware Drivers you could try using that to locate, download and install your wireless driver.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 01:43 AM   #9
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ifconfig will show all the wired interfaces. iwconfig seems to be the command you are looking for. Post the output for iwconfig. You dont need sudo for this in Ubuntu as far as I know.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 12:44 AM   #10
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me@box:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management: off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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