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I have installed xubuntu (current release) on an old sony laptop. I am unable to get a working network connection to my ethernet router. I set it for static IP ...
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- 07-28-2008 #1
xubuntu network connection - help
I have installed xubuntu (current release) on an old sony laptop. I am unable to get a working network connection to my ethernet router. I set it for static IP with 192.168... etc, and a local gateway.. but cannot even ping. The laptop has a wired eth port that works under WinXP. I'm 'noobish' and not sure how to troubleshoot this - any suggestions?
thanks for any advice.
- 07-29-2008 #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Bangalore, India
Can you please paste the output ofCode:
Registered Linux User: #476440
- 07-29-2008 #3
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
- Farnborough, UK
You say you set it for static ip, why not auto? Always worked for me, never had to use a static ip when connecting to any of my routers.
Assuming your router is set to generate ips automatically.Lansbury's Lido
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- 08-01-2008 #4
Here is an update of the problem....I found that my network settings are not being saved and that seems to be the main problem. If I use System>Network and set the wireless connection to use WPA2, and enter the password - the connection works. Sometime later the connection drops and when I look at network settings it is set for WPA (so there is no connection.) I also get the following message when I boot:
Could not lookup Internet address for sony1.
This will prevent xfce from operating correctly
It may be possible to correct the problem by adding sony1 to the file /etc/hosts This is a home networks with 2 other XP computers behind a Dlink router set to use static IPs - and everything works fine except the problem described here with xubuntu. Below is hosts file, and output from ifconfig, and route.
127.0.0.1 localhost sony1.local 127.0.1.1 sony1.local sony1.local # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhosts ========== eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:46:bf:db:c5 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) eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:23:8e:a6:35 inet addr:192.168.0.66 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::204:23ff:fe8e:a635/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:3852 errors:1568 dropped:1567 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:4002 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:1115655 (1.0 MB) TX bytes:508468 (496.5 KB) Interrupt:9 Base address:0xe000 Memory:d0201000-d0201fff 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:559 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:559 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:43985 (42.9 KB) TX bytes:43985 (42.9 KB) ============== james@sony1:/etc$ route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 192.168.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1 link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 eth1 default 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0 eth1 ===================