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Thread: Can't get ethernet or wifi to work

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Sheffield, UK

    Can't get ethernet or wifi to work

    I have an Asrock A330GC, with onboard ethernet, and an Engenius PCI card for wifi.

    I installed ubuntu server 9.10 no problems, and it picked up my ethernet in the installation with no difficulties.

    I couldn't get 9.10 to do what i wanted, so I tried installing 8.4 instead. This however didn't pick up any of the drivers, so i couldn't get online.

    So i reinstalled 9.10, only to find that now it couldn't find network in the installation. Absolutely NOTHING has changed, the ethernet cable still plugged in, and if i plug same cable into my laptop, it works fine.

    Any ideas people?
    ifconfig doesn't mention any eth0, just lo, with an ip of and amask of which i'm fairly certain means its dead.

    Chris Lowry

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    South Carolina, USA
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Can't get ethernet or wifi to work

    Let's find out what ethernet card you have. Please do:
    lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
    Once we know what driver it needs, we'll modprobe it and try to troubleshoot.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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