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Linux won't connect to internet


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Peptobismol165

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Hello!
i just put Linux on a computer and I love it! All the free stuff is cool and i love the little bells-n-whistles! The problem is it won't connect to the internet! It worked yestercay, but now it won't work. My Router picks it up, computer picks it up, and all computer's connected to that router get internet. What's wrong? This is my only computer that uses Linux, so could it be an OP problem? Please help!
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Hello!
i just put Linux on a computer and I love it! All the free stuff is cool and i love the little bells-n-whistles! The problem is it won't connect to the internet! It worked yestercay, but now it won't work. My Router picks it up, computer picks it up, and all computer's connected to that router get internet. What's wrong? This is my only computer that uses Linux, so could it be an OP problem? Please help!


Do you have MAC address filtering enabled? If so, add or remove the MAC address of the wireless card of the Linux PC, as required.
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I have a wired connection. Where can I find the MAC adress of my router?
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I have a wired connection. Where can I find the MAC adress of my router?


Are all of your computers connected to the router via ethernet cables or are some wireless?

What is the brand name and model number of the router? Your ISP?

If all are wired, do a hard reset by pressing the reset button on the back of the router with a pin. Leave power applied to the router. Depress the button for 10 sec then allow it to reset.

Edited by DaffyKantReed, 17 August 2010 - 11:24 PM.

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ALL my computers are connected through wire. The brand of the router is Linksys.

I'm not sure what an ISP is or where to find it. Sorry!

I'll try the reset thing. I'll tell you how it turned out.
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Still won't work.
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Open a terminal then type

ifconfig


The output should like like this:
bugs@carrot:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:16:87:35:a9
inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:16ff:fe65:35a9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:18279 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16847 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:18136440 (18.1 MB) TX bytes:3183454 (3.1 MB)
Interrupt:26 Base address:0x2000

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:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2424 (2.4 KB) TX bytes:2424 (2.4 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:2b:e6:05:9b
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)

Paste your output to the thread.
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Good news! I re-installed Linux and the internet is working. :)

Thanks for the help! :)
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Good stuff, Pepto. Linux can be a great deal of fun to work with once the bugs are ironed out.
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