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Thread: Can't connect to Broadband Ubuntu 9.10

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Angry Can't connect to Broadband Ubuntu 9.10

    Hi all.

    I have recently installed ubuntu 9.10. I have been trying to configure my laptop to use a broadband connection with a static ip. However even after repeated tries I have been graa vely unsuccessful.

    I have following details with me:
    Ip address
    Gateway address and
    Subnet mask.

    I also have two DNS server addresses.

    Using the network configuration utility; I tried to set a "wired" connection of type "Manual". I set the respective values and tried; however it doesn't connect.

    In windows same settings works just fine. I also tried to do a
    sudo ifconfig eth0 down
    sudo ifconfig eth0 up

    just to ensure that I refreshed the connection. But again no luck.

    also tried, making changes to the interfaces file directly and restarting networking service. But again no use.

    I have resorted to every possible solution I could find over net. Could someone please guide me as to how I should configure the internet?

    It's a wired static ip connection. I use a DHCP auto eth0 in office and it works just great; however at home the static one doesn't work.

    Thanks for all the help in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Re: Can't connect to Broadband Ubuntu 9.10

    Solved for me!! – for wired network card…with auto DHCP

    installed file – /etc/network/interfaces – looks like this….

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    edit /etc/network/interfaces – to look like this…

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

    save that and connect; you may have to reboot

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