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  1. #11
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    Re: No ethernet or wireless Dell Inspiron 1764

    Quote Originally Posted by dhill13 View Post
    I had previously appended /etc/network/interfaces to include:

    auto eth1
    iface eth1 inet static
    address <my address>
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway <my gateway>

    but didn't seem to get very far. I'm using WPA2 indeed, thought it might be difficult. I'll try the above and let you know how it goes
    Please try:
    Code:
    auto eth1
    iface eth1 inet static
    address <my address>
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway <my gateway>
    wpa-essid <yourrouter>
    wpa-psk <yourwpakey>
    Then do:
    Code:
    sudo ifdown eth1 && sudo ifup eth1
    Be sure the address you select is outside the range of any DHCP server in the router.
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  2. #12
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    Re: No ethernet or wireless Dell Inspiron 1764

    sorry, but i do not understand the problem; is your firmware missing, or is it something else

  3. #13
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    Re: No ethernet or wireless Dell Inspiron 1764

    ifdown: interface eth1 not configured
    wpa_supplicant: /sbin/wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start
    run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wpasupplicant exited with return code 1
    SIOCARDRT: No such process
    Failed to bring up eth1.

  4. #14
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    Re: No ethernet or wireless Dell Inspiron 1764

    @ superduperlinuxperson: In terms of wireless, I have tried all of the suggested drivers (STA and b43-lpphy) with no success.

    In terms of wired, lsmod | grep r816* returns nothing. I guess this means that no such drivers (r8168 or r8169) are installed.

    I have tried to install the r8168 driver manually, which was successful but didn't allow network access. Unfortunately after I reboot, the r8168 module seems to disappear. Strange!
    Last edited by dhill13; June 17th, 2011 at 06:32 PM.

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