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July 6th, 2011, 10:43 AM
These days I wanted to connect to the internet on my laptop using a wired connection. When I inserted the ethernet cable, I was surprised to see that it doesn't work on Ubuntu 11.04. So I decided to boot into Windows and see if it works or not. And I found that it works without problems on Windows. Please help me solve this problem in Ubuntu.

July 6th, 2011, 11:47 AM
I'm willing to bet that you had to set up Internet Connection Sharing to get the Windows version to work - why should Ubuntu be any different.

There is help here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Internet/ConnectionSharing). Have a read, and then come back with any questions you have unanswered.

July 7th, 2011, 03:25 AM
From a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) you can check sudo lshw -C network for information about your hardware. ifconfig -a will show interfaces (whether active or not) - you cn see if the wired connection is getting an IP address. More information about your network might be helpful - are you connecting to a router, modem, or another computer?