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    DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    Just fitted my netbook (Acer Aspire One) with 10.04 and now trying to connect to DSL Internet with Ethernet cable through Siemens 4200 modem.

    The "Ethernet" light on the modem does not come on as it does when i'm in Windows on the netbook nor as it does when I connect my desktop (with an earlier version of 10.04 with no wireless capability).

    I've run out of things to try.

    Without that light on, don't think I can advance.

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    Post Re: DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    Sounds like perhaps the ethernet port isn't being recognized by Ubuntu.

    With the thing plugged in what is the output of these commands?

    Code:
    ifconfig
    lshw -C network
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    Re: DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome1232 View Post
    Sounds like perhaps the ethernet port isn't being recognized by Ubuntu.

    With the thing plugged in what is the output of these commands?

    Code:
    ifconfig
    lshw -C network
    Here are the results:

    p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } john@john-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:5600 (5.6 KB) TX bytes:5600 (5.6 KB)


    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:9f:fa:05:68:ad
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


    john@john-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet
    vendor: Atheros Communications
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: c1
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:57000000-5703ffff ioport:5000(size=128)
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 01
    serial: 88:9f:fa:05:68:ad
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:17 memory:56000000-5600ffff



    What do they tell you!

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    Re: DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    It tells me your ethernet controller is an Arhteros AR8152 which doesn't work out of the box with Ubuntu.

    Searching google got me a few results with ways to get it to work, I found this how to on the ubuntu community help

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/As...ired%20network

    It looks out of date should still should be helpful.

    You'll need to download the linux driver for that card and compile it.

    This is the driver page http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx

    You need a way to get that computer connected to the internet though, maybe through it's wireless nic at a hotspot, and install the build-essential package so you can compile.
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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    Re: DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    Thank you jerome 1232, now working 100%!

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    Re: DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    The problem is back after downloading 105 recommended Ubuntu updates!
    Here are the results for ifconfig and lshw -C network.

    p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } john@john-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:480 (480.0 B) TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)


    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:9f:fa:05:68:ad
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


    john@john-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet
    vendor: Atheros Communications
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: c1
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:57000000-5703ffff ioport:5000(size=128
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 01
    serial: 88:9f:fa:05:68:ad
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:17 memory:56000000-5600ffff

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    Re: DSL modem recognition with 10.04

    You probably had a kernel upgrade, you just need to recompile and reinstall it (meaning the network adapter driver).

    Not fun I know. Just be aware of it when you get kernel upgrades.
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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