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    Question Network doesn't work on Acer Aspire 5100 using ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

    Hello,

    I installed ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS on an Acer Aspire 5100 Laptop.
    But I can't get any network, either LAN and WiFi.

    Any idea ?

    Here's the result of wireless-info.txt script:
    Code:
    ########## wireless info START ##########
    
    
    Report from: 26 Nov 2017 14:17 CET +0100
    
    
    Booted last: 26 Nov 2017 00:00 CET +0100
    
    
    Script from: 25 Mar 2017 07:04 UTC +0000
    
    
    ##### release ###########################
    
    
    Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
    Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
    Release:	16.04
    Codename:	xenial
    
    
    ##### kernel ############################
    
    
    Linux 4.10.0-28-generic #32~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 20 10:19:13 UTC 2017 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
    
    
    Parameters: ro, quiet, splash, vt.handoff=7
    
    
    ##### desktop ###########################
    
    
    Ubuntu
    
    
    ##### lspci #############################
    
    
    06:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter [1025:009f]
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    
    
    06:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. TravelMate 2410 [1468:0312]
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    
    
    ##### lsusb #############################
    
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. M5602 Video Camera Controller
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13fe:4200 Kingston Technology Company Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    
    ##### PCMCIA card info ##################
    
    
    PRODID_1=""
    PRODID_2=""
    PRODID_3=""
    PRODID_4=""
    MANFID=0000,0000
    FUNCID=255
    
    
    ##### rfkill ############################
    
    
    0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    
    
    ##### lsmod #############################
    
    
    acer_wmi               20480  0
    sparse_keymap          16384  1 acer_wmi
    b43                   397312  0
    bcma                   57344  1 b43
    mac80211              700416  1 b43
    cfg80211              532480  2 b43,mac80211
    ssb                    57344  1 b43
    video                  40960  1 acer_wmi
    wmi                    16384  1 acer_wmi
    
    
    ##### interfaces ########################
    
    
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    
    ##### ifconfig ##########################
    
    
    enp6s1    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr <MAC 'enp6s1' [IF1]>  
              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)
    
    
    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:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:27812 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:27812 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:2180432 (2.1 MB)  TX bytes:2180432 (2.1 MB)
    
    
    ##### iwconfig ##########################
    
    
    enp6s1    no wireless extensions.
    
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    
    ##### route #############################
    
    
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    
    
    ##### resolv.conf #######################
    
    
    ##### network managers ##################
    
    
    Installed:
    
    
    	NetworkManager
    
    
    Running:
    
    
    root      2269     1  0 13:58 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon
    
    
    ##### NetworkManager info ###############
    
    
    GENERAL.DEVICE:                         enp6s1
    GENERAL.TYPE:                           ethernet
    GENERAL.NM-TYPE:                        NMDeviceEthernet
    GENERAL.VENDOR:                         Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    GENERAL.DRIVER:                         8139too
    GENERAL.DRIVER-VERSION:                 0.9.28
    GENERAL.FIRMWARE-VERSION:               
    GENERAL.HWADDR:                         <MAC 'enp6s1' [IF1]>
    GENERAL.MTU:                            1500
    GENERAL.STATE:                          20 (unavailable)
    GENERAL.REASON:                         2 (Device is now managed)
    GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:06:01.0/net/enp6s1
    GENERAL.IP-IFACE:                       
    GENERAL.IS-SOFTWARE:                    no
    GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
    GENERAL.AUTOCONNECT:                    yes
    GENERAL.FIRMWARE-MISSING:               no
    GENERAL.NM-PLUGIN-MISSING:              no
    GENERAL.PHYS-PORT-ID:                   --
    GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     --
    GENERAL.CON-UUID:                       --
    GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       --
    GENERAL.METERED:                        unknown
    CAPABILITIES.CARRIER-DETECT:            yes
    CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     unknown
    CAPABILITIES.IS-SOFTWARE:               no
    WIRED-PROPERTIES.CARRIER:               off
    CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTION-PATHS: 
    
    
    ##### NetworkManager.state ##############
    
    
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    
    
    ##### NetworkManager.conf ###############
    
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    
    ##### NetworkManager profiles ###########
    
    
    [[/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Wi-Fi]] (600 root)
    [connection] id=Wi-Fi | type=wifi | permissions=
    [wifi] mac-address-blacklist= | ssid=Bureau Permaterra
    [ipv4] method=auto
    [ipv6] method=auto
    
    
    ##### iw reg get ########################
    
    
    Region: Europe/Paris (based on set time zone)
    
    
    country 00: DFS-UNSET
    	(2402 - 2472 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A)
    	(2457 - 2482 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-IR
    	(2474 - 2494 @ 20), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-OFDM, NO-IR
    	(5170 - 5250 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-IR
    	(5250 - 5330 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, NO-IR
    	(5490 - 5730 @ 160), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, NO-IR
    	(5735 - 5835 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-IR
    	(57240 - 63720 @ 2160), (N/A, 0), (N/A)
    
    
    ##### iwlist channels ###################
    
    
    enp6s1    no frequency information.
    
    
    lo        no frequency information.
    
    
    ##### iwlist scan #######################
    
    
    enp6s1    Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    
    ##### module infos ######################
    
    
    [b43]
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.10.0-28-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/b43.ko
    firmware:       b43/ucode9.fw
    firmware:       b43/ucode5.fw
    firmware:       b43/ucode16_mimo.fw
    firmware:       b43/ucode15.fw
    firmware:       b43/ucode14.fw
    firmware:       b43/ucode13.fw
    firmware:       b43/ucode11.fw
    license:        GPL
    author:         Rafał Miłecki
    author:         Gábor Stefanik
    author:         Michael Buesch
    author:         Stefano Brivio
    author:         Martin Langer
    description:    Broadcom B43 wireless driver
    srcversion:     5F955FFEA61C80144A2B433
    depends:        mac80211,ssb,bcma,cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       4.10.0-28-generic SMP mod_unload 686 
    parm:           bad_frames_preempt:enable(1) / disable(0) Bad Frames Preemption (int)
    parm:           fwpostfix:Postfix for the .fw files to load. (string)
    parm:           hwpctl:Enable hardware-side power control (default off) (int)
    parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption. (int)
    parm:           hwtkip:Enable hardware tkip. (int)
    parm:           qos:Enable QOS support (default on) (int)
    parm:           btcoex:Enable Bluetooth coexistence (default on) (int)
    parm:           verbose:Log message verbosity: 0=error, 1=warn, 2=info(default), 3=debug (int)
    parm:           pio:Use PIO accesses by default: 0=DMA, 1=PIO (int)
    parm:           allhwsupport:Enable support for all hardware (even it if overlaps with the brcmsmac driver) (int)
    
    
    [bcma]
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.10.0-28-generic/kernel/drivers/bcma/bcma.ko
    license:        GPL
    description:    Broadcom's specific AMBA driver
    srcversion:     C645ADA4C8790A787B7C8E9
    depends:        
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       4.10.0-28-generic SMP mod_unload 686 
    
    
    [mac80211]
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.10.0-28-generic/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko
    license:        GPL
    description:    IEEE 802.11 subsystem
    srcversion:     309C9ACED540FCAA1DE7422
    depends:        cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       4.10.0-28-generic SMP mod_unload 686 
    parm:           minstrel_vht_only:Use only VHT rates when VHT is supported by sta. (bool)
    parm:           max_nullfunc_tries:Maximum nullfunc tx tries before disconnecting (reason 4). (int)
    parm:           max_probe_tries:Maximum probe tries before disconnecting (reason 4). (int)
    parm:           beacon_loss_count:Number of beacon intervals before we decide beacon was lost. (int)
    parm:           probe_wait_ms:Maximum time(ms) to wait for probe response before disconnecting (reason 4). (int)
    parm:           ieee80211_default_rc_algo:Default rate control algorithm for mac80211 to use (charp)
    
    
    [cfg80211]
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.10.0-28-generic/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
    description:    wireless configuration support
    license:        GPL
    author:         Johannes Berg
    srcversion:     D77C8F93375950F3BA95B16
    depends:        
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       4.10.0-28-generic SMP mod_unload 686 
    parm:           bss_entries_limit:limit to number of scan BSS entries (per wiphy, default 1000) (int)
    parm:           ieee80211_regdom:IEEE 802.11 regulatory domain code (charp)
    parm:           cfg80211_disable_40mhz_24ghz:Disable 40MHz support in the 2.4GHz band (bool)
    
    
    [ssb]
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.10.0-28-generic/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko
    license:        GPL
    description:    Sonics Silicon Backplane driver
    srcversion:     38B7A1BE5CF467C3CF164D5
    depends:        
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       4.10.0-28-generic SMP mod_unload 686 
    
    
    ##### module parameters #################
    
    
    [b43]
    allhwsupport: 0
    bad_frames_preempt: 0
    btcoex: 1
    hwpctl: 0
    hwtkip: 0
    nohwcrypt: 0
    pio: 0
    qos: 1
    verbose: 2
    
    
    [mac80211]
    beacon_loss_count: 7
    ieee80211_default_rc_algo: minstrel_ht
    max_nullfunc_tries: 2
    max_probe_tries: 5
    minstrel_vht_only: Y
    probe_wait_ms: 500
    
    
    [cfg80211]
    bss_entries_limit: 1000
    cfg80211_disable_40mhz_24ghz: N
    ieee80211_regdom: 00
    
    
    ##### /etc/modules ######################
    
    
    ##### modprobe options ##################
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-rare-network.conf]
    alias net-pf-3 off
    alias net-pf-6 off
    alias net-pf-9 off
    alias net-pf-11 off
    alias net-pf-12 off
    alias net-pf-19 off
    alias net-pf-21 off
    alias net-pf-36 off
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf]
    remove iwlwifi \
    (/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
    && /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/mlx4.conf]
    softdep mlx4_core post: mlx4_en
    
    
    ##### rc.local ##########################
    
    
    exit 0
    
    
    ##### pm-utils ##########################
    
    
    ##### udev rules ########################
    
    
    ##### dmesg #############################
    
    
    [   23.588041] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
    [   23.640103] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 3, Type 2 (G), Revision 7
    [   23.640126] b43-phy0: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, ID 0x2050, Revision 8, Version 0
    [   23.720668] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed with error -2 (repeated 2 times)
    [   23.720732] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw failed with error -2 (repeated 2 times)
    [   23.720753] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
    [   23.720758] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
    [   23.720761] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
    [   30.556312] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp6s1: link is not ready
    [   30.556506] 8139too 0000:06:01.0 enp6s1: link down
    [   30.556657] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp6s1: link is not ready (repeated 3 times)
    [ 1852.067206] 8139too 0000:06:01.0 enp6s1: link down
    [ 1852.071206] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp6s1: link is not ready
    
    
    ########## wireless info END ############

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    Re: Network doesn't work on Acer Aspire 5100 using ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

    Please see https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2316978
    That is the easiest way to do it without internet

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    Re: Network doesn't work on Acer Aspire 5100 using ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

    Yeah this is what I've done.
    The WiFi works but not the LAN.
    At least now I got Internet on it.

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    Re: Network doesn't work on Acer Aspire 5100 using ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

    Post results for
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    ifconfig; lsmod | grep mii

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