View Full Version : [ubuntu] No "Wired Connection" in Network Settings

June 4th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I have just installed Ubuntu on my Dell laptop.
I do not see the "Wired Connection.." in Network settings. Only "Point to point conn..". Is it that my network adapter is not identified; why?

How to solve this?

June 4th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Can you post the output of the following commands?

sudo lshw -C network

June 4th, 2009, 05:23 PM
rajitha@rajitha-laptop:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:1664 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1664 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:83388 (81.4 KB) TX bytes:83388 (81.4 KB)

rajitha@rajitha-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for rajitha:
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Intel Corporation
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

June 4th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Looks like it might be a missing driver. As near I can tell, that card requires the e1000e driver. Try:

sudo lsmod | grep e1000

June 4th, 2009, 05:38 PM
it does not return anything.

June 4th, 2009, 05:49 PM
You'll need to add the kernel module, though I'm not certain if you need the e1000 module or e1000e.

June 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
I just had a Dell in that was built in early 2005 and it worked perfectly right out of the box. Wired LAN, wifi, interwebs, everything...wonder what happened with yours?

June 4th, 2009, 06:57 PM
This is a quite high spec machine (bought in 2009). Could it be that the Ubuntu doesnot come with the driver for GigEthernet.

Thanks Celauran (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=188172) for the advise.

June 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Like I said, I'm pretty sure you just need to load the appropriate kernel module, I'm just not certain which one it is; either e1000 or e1000e. Googling the card name might help.