New install of Ubuntu 5.10-No internet connection
Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:50 AM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:43 AM
Is this ISP's truely dynamic, or on all the time?
Are you required to log into the connection?
When you say that that the ISP rep. said that your settings are fine, what do you mean? What settings? Static or dynamic?
If you are connected all the time, say by cable like RoadRunner or Verizon Fios, then you only need to set auto DHCP and allow the software to find a valid IP address. This assumes that the correct driver (module) is loaded at boot time.
I don't use Ubuntu much, but you can also check the status of your settings (and if they are working) by typing into a console (terminal) window, the command;
This will give you information about such things as if an IP address is set etc. What does that show?
Many ISP providers don't know much about Linux and an easy out is to say that you may need a patch.
Also, you can check to see if the module is working for the internal LAN card. It should work, from what I have read about this laptop, if the module (driver) is loaded automatically at boot time.
I think your card may use the eepro100 module. You can use the command in a console sudo modprobe eepro100 to see if it is loaded. If you just get a return to the command prompt, then see if the connection works.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:48 PM
What I did find by googling, is that this version of Ubuntu had issues with this LAN card (Intel). The posts seem to indicate that using a newer version of Ubuntu seems to solve the issue. Apparently there are some issues with this version and that LAN card. So, this invalidates my comment about a patch not being needed! Unfortunately, there is no mention of a patch that I can find.
Any chance in trying a newer version of Ubuntu?