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Old 03-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #16
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Hey lVlaciiiii, try doing

ifconfig -a
The reason I recommend this is because if the interface isn't up (working), it won't be shown with just ifconfig.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #17
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Oh hey! I got it just a couple of hours ago, I forgot to post, haha.
After MASSIVE amounts of searching,
All I did was go to /etc/apt/sources.list and I added my interface like this:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
and saved it.

Then my interface eth0 came up when I hit ifconfig, so I was able to update, upgrade, and connect to the internet.
Thanks for all your help you guys!

Now, there's two more thing I want to be able to do, haha. Set up my wlan0, and get a static ip. Any ideas on that?
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^ these commands are to help us to know what your system thinks is installed (not necessarily to get you connected).
lspci # will tell us the pci devices you have in your system.
lsusb # will tell us the usb devices you have in your system.
ifconfig # will tell us what network interface cards you have turned on in your system.
ifconfig -a # will tell us all the network interface cards you have in your system.
iwconfig # will tell us which of your network interface cards has wireless capability
now that we know that, this should get you connected:
sudo iwlist device scan # this will use the device interface (that from the above command, we found out has wireless capability) and scan for wireless routers that are accessible.
sudo iwconfig device essid "myssid" # assuming no security, use that device to connect to your router.
sudo dhclient # will attempt to get ip-address, subnet mask, dns server information automatically from your router assuming dhcp is turned on on your router.


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