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Old 12-02-2007, 12:59 AM   #1
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Angry Can;t Connect to Internet! Ethernet or Wireless!

Ok, from searching round and finding nothing successful, i have decided to make my own thread.

I am running Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, and it's my 5th day with it. It seems impossible for me to connect to the internet. I have tried wireless. After failing with that, i dragged my modem into my room and tried ethernet. Still to no avail. Going into the network connections, I can set it up with my static IP, default gateway etc. There is a little tick in the box when i close it . But when I open mozilla, I try websites and just get the message "Cannot connect to server". The deskbar applet has two little computers and then nothing next to it.

I am attempting to connect to BigPond ADSL.

Old 12-02-2007, 03:36 AM   #2
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I rarely have any luck with using the GUI to set up networks.
Try editing your /etc/network/interfaces file so it looks like this:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
A command to edit that file might be
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Connect your ethernet cable to your modem/router, then
sudo ifdown eth0
sudo ifup eth0
You should see some negociation messages and then be connected.
If you are not connected, please post both your interfaces file and the "negociation messages" you see.
If connected, you can see the details of your connection with ifconfig
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