It was time to retire the Lenovo G430 that had run happily with 10.04/10.10/11.04. Out with old, in with the new: Lenovo G480. It's loaded with Windows 7. Nuked Windows 7 and installed 11.04 via a cd. Everything hunky dory, except unable to fire up dsl on ubuntu.

I came here two weeks ago, to no avail. Since when I have installed Windows 7, which does give me DSL. But having now installed as dual boot 12.04, I am still unable to go wired/dsl.

I have been all over the forums. And made a beginning thanks to the sticky on Absolute Begiiners Page: "Linux Command Line Learning Resources". But still not found a solution.

Can someone help me, please.

For starters:

jem@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1456 (1.4 KB) TX bytes:1456 (1.4 KB)
That's it, that's all.

Here's lshw -C network
jem@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR8162 Fast Ethernet
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 08
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:d3500000-d353ffff ioport:2000(size=128)
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 08:ed:b9:98:d6:39
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=brcmsmac driverversion=3.2.0-23-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:17 memory:d3400000-d3403fff

Are there any clues there? Is there something else you need to sort out the problem?

You see, I am sure this is solvable. But not by me alone. I am hoping someone out there may help! I have really grown to love ubuntu. I really don't want to have to continue dual booting and choosing Windowz. Cheers!