View Full Version : [ubuntu] connecting to internet problems

Bad Wolf
October 31st, 2009, 09:49 PM
Hi, again, I'm back. So far I've successfully installed 9.04 on a new pc with a new hdd. The only problem seems to be that I cant connect to the internet. Its like my pc doesnt see my cable modem. Old pc sees it fine. Checked bios - networking is enabled. Do I need extra drivers? Any help would be appreciated, btw its a dell optiplex circa 2003, p4 ht processor clocked at 300, 512 ram (have more, up to a gig), NOTHING ON THE HDD BUT UBUNTU 9.04. If you can think of any useful links, please post them. Thanks in advance.

October 31st, 2009, 09:54 PM
It's all about your Ethernet device. If you click on Accessories/Terminal, then type lspci, it should display information about your ethernet device.

Bad Wolf
October 31st, 2009, 10:12 PM
It says:

ethernet controller: intel 82540 EM (rev 02)

November 1st, 2009, 12:33 AM
your modem port is USB OR ETHERNET ?

November 1st, 2009, 12:35 AM
See this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1308311 :KS

November 1st, 2009, 01:38 AM
Just in case it's not the PPPOE crisis, check ifconfig -a to see if the machine gets an IP address.