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    Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Hi,
    I have apparently a simple issue but I've been so far unable to solve it. My system won't connect to the Ethernet connection automatically on start up, I have to manually click on Wired Connection 1

    It is the only connection available under Networks and Connect automatically and Available to all users options are both checked. I've tried deleting the connection and letting it be created again, but still the same.

    This started happening after I unplugged my router and connected it to another system. Before that the connection worked fine and started automatically, but after moving the router to another system and back this issue began.

    My /etc/network/interfaces file reads:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    Disclaimer: I made a question over at askubuntu some days ago but the answer given did not help me.

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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Sorry; I didn't respond as I wish I would have. Please see an edit back at askubuntu.
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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Hey there chili, nice to see you here too (and thanks for responding also here)

    I just read your addendum to the solution proposed, I'll apply it and let you know here how it went (and over there too if it works)

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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Sadly it didn't work chili. The fact that it used to work fine up until I moved the router to another system and then back to mine makes me believe this is not a driver issue but a router configuration issue. Should I go back to the previous driver now? If so, how would I do this? Any other ideas for me to try?

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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    On power-up, does ifconfig show eth0 with an IP address?
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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    This is what ifconfig shows after power-up:

    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  direcciónHW c8:60:00:58:07:61  
              Direc. inet:192.168.1.101  Difus.:192.168.1.255  Másc:255.255.255.0
              Dirección inet6: fe80::ca60:ff:fe58:761/64 Alcance:Enlace
              ACTIVO DIFUSIÓN FUNCIONANDO MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Métrica:1
              Paquetes RX:17 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              Paquetes TX:119 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              colisiones:0 long.colaTX:1000 
              Bytes RX:3245 (3.2 KB)  TX bytes:15569 (15.5 KB)
              Interrupción:53 Dirección base: 0x2000 
    
    
    lo        Link encap:Bucle local  
              Direc. inet:127.0.0.1  Másc:255.0.0.0
              Dirección inet6: ::1/128 Alcance:Anfitrión
              ACTIVO BUCLE FUNCIONANDO  MTU:16436  Métrica:1
              Paquetes RX:275 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              Paquetes TX:275 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              colisiones:0 long.colaTX:0 
              Bytes RX:21156 (21.1 KB)  TX bytes:21156 (21.1 KB)
    and after I manually click on Automatic wired (I don't know what it says in english so I'll paste an image of what I have to click in order to manually connect below):

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    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  direcciónHW c8:60:00:58:07:61  
              Direc. inet:192.168.1.101  Difus.:192.168.1.255  Másc:255.255.255.0
              Dirección inet6: fe80::ca60:ff:fe58:761/64 Alcance:Enlace
              ACTIVO DIFUSIÓN FUNCIONANDO MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Métrica:1
              Paquetes RX:598 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              Paquetes TX:836 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              colisiones:0 long.colaTX:1000 
              Bytes RX:300343 (300.3 KB)  TX bytes:96452 (96.4 KB)
              Interrupción:53 Dirección base: 0x2000 
    
    
    lo        Link encap:Bucle local  
              Direc. inet:127.0.0.1  Másc:255.0.0.0
              Dirección inet6: ::1/128 Alcance:Anfitrión
              ACTIVO BUCLE FUNCIONANDO  MTU:16436  Métrica:1
              Paquetes RX:529 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              Paquetes TX:529 errores:0 perdidos:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              colisiones:0 long.colaTX:0 
              Bytes RX:44581 (44.5 KB)  TX bytes:44581 (44.5 KB)

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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Well, eth0 seems to be getting an IP (from the router?).
    Can you ping the router?
    Can you ping internet by IP address? (try ping 8.8.8.8)
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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    I just tried ping 8.8.8.8 while connected and this is the output:

    PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=1 ttl=40 time=157 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=2 ttl=40 time=158 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=3 ttl=40 time=161 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=4 ttl=40 time=158 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=5 ttl=40 time=178 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=6 ttl=40 time=174 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=7 ttl=40 time=174 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=8 ttl=40 time=157 ms
    ^C
    --- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
    8 packets transmitted, 8 received, 0% packet loss, time 7009ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 157.236/164.983/178.689/8.458 ms

    Should I do this right after power-up before the connection is established?

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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Yes, sorry, I shoulda mentioned that...
    (also, try ping -c4 8.8.8.8 - it'll stop after 4 tries)
    Last edited by Iowan; January 20th, 2014 at 03:50 PM.
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    Re: Ethernet won't automatically connect upon start

    Pinging before the connection is established shows pretty much the same results:

    PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=1 ttl=40 time=158 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=2 ttl=40 time=158 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=3 ttl=40 time=159 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=4 ttl=40 time=157 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=5 ttl=40 time=158 ms
    64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_req=6 ttl=40 time=157 ms
    ^C
    --- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
    6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5008ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 157.274/158.296/159.373/0.723 ms

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