View Full Version : [ubuntu] Networking Questions

March 4th, 2009, 03:47 AM
I have a few questions:
1. I can't get the box to connect to my home wired network. My XP box connects and gets dhcp assigned ip just fine. To remove possible hardware errors I used the cables that my XP box uses, and to the best of my knowledge the motherboards ethernet works just fine. I can get as far as selecting eth0 and it tires to get an ip address but then just fails. I tried assigning it an ip myself and pinging the router - no luck.
2. I want to use this box as a bittorrent dummy (but also as a switch to save me buying one haha). So i have 3 nics (all wired) in it (plus the onboard one). I was wondering if there is anything special I am going to have to do to get it to behave like a switch.

Thanks for any help,
- Cyril

March 5th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Possible driver issue (unfortunately, I can't help). What are results of ifconfig and lshw -C network?