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    Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Hello!
    My wired internet hasn't worked for over several years now and I haven't done anything about it until recently. My laptop is 5 years old, Ubuntu version is 12.04 LTS, 3.2.0-31-generic-pae. The wireless has worked fine. There were no flashes in the Ethernet outlet at all with the active cable plugged, which means the driver itself did not work properly.
    So at first, I decided to revive the device by downloading the latest driver from Marvell website for my 88E8040T card, that is "Kernel 2.6.x Linux Driver Install Package for Yukon Devices". I followed the instructions on installation, executed sudo ./install in their InstallDriver directory that the zip package came with. Right after the installation I could see the flashes! Finally. But the internet connection could not be established. The internet sign at the top right corner was constantly indicating that it tried to connect, and I saw occasional "Wired connection 1 disconnected" warning.
    Also, the driver stops having its effect after reboot, so I have to rerun driver installation to see the flashes in the outlet again.
    Typing
    Code:
    modprobe sk98lin
    does not help.

    Can anyone help me resolve this problem with wired connection?
    Just in case, here is my output:
    Code:
    saha@saha-laptop:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 9602
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
    00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
    00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configuration (rev 40)
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Link Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780MC [Mobility Radeon HD 3100 Graphics]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5418 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008E 802.11(a)bgn] (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
    09:01.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
    09:01.3 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
    and
    Code:
    saha@saha-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff  
              inet6 addr: fe80::fdff:ffff:feff:ffff/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:1894 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:120 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:194362 (194.3 KB)  TX bytes:27637 (27.6 KB)
              Interrupt:43 Memory:f0400000-0 
    
    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:29038 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:29038 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:3318370 (3.3 MB)  TX bytes:3318370 (3.3 MB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:63:2b:69:f1  
              inet addr:10.200.48.251  Bcast:10.200.63.255  Mask:255.255.224.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::221:63ff:fe2b:69f1/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:6238277 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3667016 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:3887995105 (3.8 GB)  TX bytes:1010309526 (1.0 GB)

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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Are you sure the driver was installed without errors? Its link?

    And please show us the outputs of -
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network -numeric
    lsmod
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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Thanks for your reply!
    The link to the driver is here: http://www.marvell.com/support/downl...z6!-1730479504
    Please choose 88E8040 in the drop-down list "Part number". The first in the list is 'Kernel 2.6.x Linux Driver Install Package for Yukon Devices", and that's the one I chose.
    This is the output for the first command:
    Code:
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11AB:4355]
           vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. [11AB]
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 12
           serial: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
           size: 100Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sk98lin driverversion=10.93.3.3 (03) duplex=full firmware=N/A latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
           resources: irq:43 memory:f0400000-f0403fff ioport:a000(size=256)
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           product: AR5418 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008E 802.11(a)bgn] (PCI-Express) [168C:24]
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. [168C]
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:21:63:2b:69:f1
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.2.0-31-generic-pae firmware=N/A ip=10.200.48.251 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
           resources: irq:18 memory:ce000000-ce00ffff
    and for the second:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    sk98lin               175788  1 
    snd_hrtimer            12648  1 
    joydev                 17393  0 
    snd_hda_codec_conexant    52554  1 
    snd_hda_intel          32765  2 
    snd_hda_codec         109562  2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80845  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    arc4                   12473  2 
    snd_seq                51567  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    parport_pc             32114  0 
    rfcomm                 38139  0 
    bnep                   17830  2 
    snd_timer              28931  3 snd_hrtimer,snd_pcm,snd_seq
    bluetooth             158438  10 rfcomm,bnep
    psmouse                86421  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    ath9k                 117326  0 
    serio_raw              13027  0 
    mac80211              436455  1 ath9k
    k10temp                12990  0 
    snd                    62064  14 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    binfmt_misc            17292  1 
    uvcvideo               67203  0 
    radeon                737820  3 
    videodev               86588  1 uvcvideo
    ath9k_common           13781  1 ath9k
    ath9k_hw              391554  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    ttm                    65344  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 radeon
    drm                   197692  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14108  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    sp5100_tco             13495  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 radeon
    i2c_piix4              13093  0 
    ath                    19387  3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    cfg80211              178679  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    toshiba_acpi           18158  0 
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 toshiba_acpi
    shpchp                 32325  0 
    wmi                    18744  1 toshiba_acpi
    video                  19068  0 
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    firewire_ohci          40172  0 
    firewire_core          56906  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    sdhci_pci              18324  0 
    sdhci                  28241  1 sdhci_pci
    pata_atiixp            12999  0

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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Please also post the outputs of -
    Code:
    nm-tool
    modinfo sk98lin
    modprobe -c | grep -i 11AB.*4355
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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    For the first:
    Code:
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: connected (global)
    
    - Device: eth0  [Wired connection 1] -------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            sk98lin
      State:             connecting (getting IP configuration)
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           100 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         on
    
    
    - Device: wlan0  [tamulink-wpa] ------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            ath9k
      State:             connected
      Default:           yes
      HW Address:        00:21:63:2B:69:F1
    
      Capabilities:
        Speed:           54 Mb/s
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:3D:4E, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 94 WPA WPA2
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:3D:49, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 80 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:95:AE, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 77 WPA WPA2
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:95:AC, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 72 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4D:C9, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 72 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4D:CE, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 69 WPA WPA2
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4D:CC, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 64 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4D:89, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 57 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:95:A9, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 55 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4E:8E, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 47 WPA WPA2
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4D:8C, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 47 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4D:8E, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 45 WPA WPA2
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4E:89, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 45 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4E:8C, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 42 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:3A:FC, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 29 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:3A:F9, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 54 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:97:2F:FC, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 27 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:97:35:BC, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 42 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        *tamulink-wpa:   Infra, 00:0B:85:99:3D:4C, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 81 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:97:35:B9, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 44 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4E:6C, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 34 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4E:6E, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 42 WPA WPA2
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:99:4E:69, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 37 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:3A:FE, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 49 WPA WPA2
        HPN911a.5387A3:  Ad-Hoc, 02:2A:FA:33:72:33, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 20
        eduroam:         Infra, 00:0B:85:97:2F:F9, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 37 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:97:2F:FE, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 35 WPA WPA2
        tamulink-guest:  Infra, 00:0B:85:99:2F:FE, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 32 WPA WPA2
        tamulink-wpa:    Infra, 00:0B:85:99:2F:FC, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 32 WPA WPA2 Enterprise
    
      IPv4 Settings:
        Address:         10.200.48.251
        Prefix:          19 (255.255.224.0)
        Gateway:         10.200.32.1
    
        DNS:             10.200.32.1
        DNS:             128.194.254.1
        DNS:             128.194.254.2
        DNS:             128.194.254.3
    For the second:
    Code:
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.2.0-31-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sk98lin.ko
    version:        10.93.3.3
    license:        GPL
    description:    Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon Ethernet Network Driver
    author:         Mirko Lindner <support@marvell.com>
    srcversion:     B6855C93810A36F7A9088B6
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00005005sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004382sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004381sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004380sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004370sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd0000436Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd0000436Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd0000436Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004369sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004368sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004367sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004366sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004365sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004364sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004363sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004362sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd0000435Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004357sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004356sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004355sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004354sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004353sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004352sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004350sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004347sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004346sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004345sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004344sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004343sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004342sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004341sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004340sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000011ABd00004320sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001186d00004C00sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001186d00004B03sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001186d00004B02sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001186d00004B01sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001186d00004001sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001148d00009E01sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001148d00009E00sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001148d00009000sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001148d00004320sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        
    vermagic:       3.2.0-31-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 686 
    parm:           Speed_A:array of charp
    parm:           Speed_B:array of charp
    parm:           AutoNeg_A:array of charp
    parm:           AutoNeg_B:array of charp
    parm:           DupCap_A:array of charp
    parm:           DupCap_B:array of charp
    parm:           FlowCtrl_A:array of charp
    parm:           FlowCtrl_B:array of charp
    parm:           Role_A:array of charp
    parm:           Role_B:array of charp
    parm:           ConType:array of charp
    parm:           WolType:array of charp
    parm:           IntsPerSec:array of int
    parm:           Moderation:array of charp
    parm:           ModerationMask:array of charp
    parm:           LowLatency:array of charp
    parm:           TxModeration:array of int
    parm:           MsiIrq:array of charp
    parm:           RSS:array of charp
    For the third:
    Code:
    alias pci:v000011ABd00004355sv*sd*bc*sc*i* sky2
    alias pci:v000011ABd00004355sv*sd*bc*sc*i* sk98lin
    Maybe I should have mentioned earlier, but the internet access is provided by my university at my office. The cable gives good internet once plugged to the university provided desktop computer. I understand that there might be some defence against connecting to non-university machines, but I thought that in that case the connection must be established at the very least and then the internet access may be blocked once I start browsing.

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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Have you manually been editing your device's hardware address to this ? -
    Code:
    HW Address:        FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    Because if you didn't edit it in your posts, or aren't somehow 'spoofing' it at the system level, this can be indicative of a corrupt or problematic firmware in the card. Although there can be several other reasons for this and accordingly, several fixes, reinstalling the driver (or correct driver) being one of them.

    By the way, "sky2" (the native driver) should be more updated than the one you have downloaded. For now, please try these (one at a time, stop where and if any of these seems to make it work, report back) -

    1) Try resetting your laptop's BIOS

    2) Try these commands -
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth0 down
    sudo ifconfig eth0 10.200.48.100
    the IP address above is just for an example. Replace it with a valid, available IP for the network you are trying to connect to, if required.

    3) If the above doesn't help -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv sk98lin
    sudo modprobe -v sky2
    ..then the suggestion in point 2 above if can't automatically pick up an IP address.

    4) If still can't connect, check your hardware address (using "nm-tool" or "ifconfig" command) again. Is it still FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF ? If yes, please try -
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether a0:b0:56:c0:00:00
    (the a0:b0:56:c0:00:00 is a randomly imagined number, which seems more valid than ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff )
    ..then the suggestion if point 2 above if can't get the address automatically. Oh, and also check the output of "ifconfig" again to make sure it accepted the above custom MAC address.

    Please try these and report back the result.

    PS:
    I may not be available most of the time today, but shall reply as soon as I get time to.
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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    No, I haven't edited my posts, they are just copy-pasted from the terminal screen.
    Just to be clear, if I try to reset BIOS, is this something I should do during boot process? Do you mean reverting all the settings to the default ones?
    Also, since sky2 is more updated, where should I download it from in the future?
    Your help is very valuable, I really appreciate all the time you spend answering my posts, even if you can't do it regularly. You seem to know the subject really well.
    Last edited by MajinSaha; December 13th, 2013 at 08:35 PM.

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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Quote Originally Posted by MajinSaha View Post
    if I try to reset BIOS, is this something I should do during boot process?
    Yes, immediately after powering on the laptop, and before the booting of the OS begins.

    Usually it is one of the following keys which you need to keep tapping after powering on the laptop until the BIOS setup screen (or a menu to access it) appears on the screen : Esc, Tab, F1, F2, F8 to F12.

    Once you are in the BIOS setup, there should be an option to reset it to factory defaults or something to a similar meaning. Usually this option can be located in the last tab of the BIOS setup (Exit tab).

    Do you mean reverting all the settings to the default ones?
    Yes I do. But you don't need to do that manually. Just choose the option to "Load Factory Defaults" or "Load Optimized Defaults" (or whatever similar option it is listed in your BIOS as). It will automatically do that in correct manner.

    What it will do is to flush all the custom settings or any stuck code in the BIOS memory, and start fresh. Usually it is the 'stuck code' (firmware error) which can cause such issues you are having, and there is no other way to fix that.

    "Starting fresh" doesn't mean that you'll have to re-install the OS or something like that. It is just the laptop's firmware that will be refreshed; everything in the hard disk will remain there.

    Also, since sky2 is more updated, where should I download it from in the future?
    It is part of the kernel, you don't need to install it from elsewhere. New kernel = new driver.

    Newer is not always better, but these native drivers get more attention from the developers than the old proprietary ones (those are coded and uploaded once, then are very rarely updated to address issues that may arise with newer kernels).

    Above all, don't let this long explanation give you the false impression that it is a guaranty or even a 'strong' chance of fixing the problem. It is just one of many different possibilities, all of which can have long explanations. Resetting the BIOS is the quickest and easiest thing to try, that's why I suggested it first.
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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Resetting BIOS did not help.
    For 2), I have to ask my system administrator, because I certainly don't know the correct IP address of what I'm trying to connect to. So this'll have to wait until the weekend is over. I can't skip 2) and move on to next points, can I?

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    Re: Wired internet is not working for Marvell card in Toshiba Satellite

    Yes you can skip point 2. But I picked up the example IP from the valid IP that was assigned to your wireless interface. If the wireless connects to the same network, you already have the pattern of the IP, just try the example IP as it is, or try replacing the last '100' with randomly chosen other numbers (251 is already assigned to your wireless interface).

    If you have other computers around that are connected via cable, you can also confirm the IP pattern by looking at their IP.

    If the IP you try is actually available, you will get connected (unless the problem is elsewhere). If it is already being used by another device that is currently active, you won't connect. Nothing worse is going to happen, so you can safely try random numbers on a valid pattern.
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