Ethernet unplugged. How to set up Wired connection?

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Ethernet unplugged. How to set up Wired connection?

Postby Hmmph on Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:41 pm

Okay, I'm new to Linux. I have tried many different distros and have always had this problem. I have a wired connection. The internet works fine when I install Linux Mint 14 XFCE-64bit on a virtual machine, but it doesn't work when I dual boot with Windows 7.

It says 'Network Is Unreachable' when I ping anything and that my cable is unplugged in Network settings. It just won't detect my wired connection. I'm completely new to Linux though, am I missing something here? Is my connection supposed to automatically work since it's wired, or do I have to do something else?

Motherboard : Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

IfConfig (not sure if this is useful)
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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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Network Is Unreachable
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