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Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 am

Could somebody shed some light on this for me please. I seem to notice a lot of posts where people struggle with connecting their laptop/desktop to the ethernet but I see only a small number of solutions (and hardly any of them seem to work). Have I picked the wrong OS or are there things at play I don't know yet???
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by catweazel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:08 am

frankthegerman wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 am
Could somebody shed some light on this for me please. I seem to notice a lot of posts where people struggle with connecting their laptop/desktop to the ethernet but I see only a small number of solutions (and hardly any of them seem to work). Have I picked the wrong OS or are there things at play I don't know yet???
The problems I see aren't about ethernet per se, but misconfigured networking.
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:19 am

Ok sounds like it make sense. Which solution would you suggest for a laptop which "forgot" how to connect to the internet router via cable?
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by catweazel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:30 am

frankthegerman wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:19 am
Ok sounds like it make sense. Which solution would you suggest for a laptop which "forgot" how to connect to the internet router via cable?
That depends on the problem. If you're having an issue, please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:40 am

viewtopic.php?f=150&t=277896
I've tried this before but didn't get any further replies.
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by catweazel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:47 am

frankthegerman wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:40 am
viewtopic.php?f=150&t=277896
I've tried this before but didn't get any further replies.
Ok, I need the output from this command: inxi -SNxz
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:56 am

frank@frank ~ $ inxi -SNxz
System: Host: frank Kernel: 4.4.0-135-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:57 am

Sorry for the delay i'm doing a couple of things at the same time

...and ok this is now clutching straws but i noticed my laptop is working on 18.2 version. If i try and upgrade this to 18.3 would this perhaps solve this issue?
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by catweazel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:18 am

frankthegerman wrote:
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Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
Urgggh. You have three choices:

1) See this article. Scroll down to the heading Update: Jan 24th 2018 and follow the instructions carefully. At step 7. Check whether the driver is loaded properly you'll need to use ifconfig to get the linux name of the ethernet adapter. The article uses enp3s0f1. You need to replace enp3s0f1 with the name that ifconfig gives you; it may or may not be the same.

2) Stick with wifi.
3) Scream.

Unfortunately, your hardware is rather long in the tooth and if the above 1) doesn't work it might be time to consider your options.
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 am

Ok i try in a moment...
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:27 am

Ah i remember this article now and yes i tried and follow all the instructions. Here is the output of ifconfig

frank@frank ~ $ ifconfig wlp2s0
wlp2s0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:5e:1f:19:64
inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::c71b:f282:78a0:7df0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:216159 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:125043 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:225356652 (225.3 MB) TX bytes:25972219 (25.9 MB)

frank@frank ~ $
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:32 am

And that was where my problems really started. I can see the tab in the list for the Network connections but as soon as i click on it it just doesn't do anything. I can do all the usual stuff like editing it etc but it just does not establish a wired connection


:D and as far as option 2) is concerned: please don't. I caught enough radiation in my life :lol:
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:54 am

Ok so here it goes:

frank@frank ~/Downloads/r8168-8.046.00 $ sudo ./autorun.sh
[sudo] password for frank:

Check old driver and unload it.
Build the module and install
At main.c:222:
- SSL error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory: bss_file.c:175
- SSL error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file: bss_file.c:178
sign-file: certs/signing_key.pem: No such file or directory
DEPMOD 4.4.0-135-generic
load module r8168
Updating initramfs. Please wait.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-135-generic
Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
Completed.


But this is where i just about get to because:

frank@frank ~ $ ifconfig -a
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:10937 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10937 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1
RX bytes:907198 (907.1 KB) TX bytes:907198 (907.1 KB)

wlp2s0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:5e:1f:19:64
inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::c71b:f282:78a0:7df0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:222576 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:129223 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:232547560 (232.5 MB) TX bytes:26750503 (26.7 MB)

frank@frank ~ $

And also:
frank@frank ~ $ $ sudo lsmod | grep r8168
$: command not found
frank@frank ~ $ $ lsmod | grep r8168
$: command not found
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:05 am

And last but not least there is this:

frank@frank ~ $ ethtool -i wlp2s0
driver: ath9k
version: 4.4.0-135-generic
firmware-version: N/A
expansion-rom-version:
bus-info: 0000:02:00.0
supports-statistics: yes
supports-test: no
supports-eeprom-access: no
supports-register-dump: no
supports-priv-flags: no
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:23 am

Back to option 3). Is it time to scream?? :cry:
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by wilbobob » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:05 pm

Frank.

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frank@frank ~ $ $ sudo lsmod | grep r8168
$: command not found
Too many $'s , make the command just

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 sudo lsmod | grep r8168
Don't know if the result will do any good, but at least it will cure the error
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:21 pm

D'oh! Yes i never noticed that mistake. Thanks wilbobob
Problem is though: this is the output now:

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frank@frank ~ $ sudo  lsmod | grep r8168
frank@frank ~ $ 
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by wilbobob » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:00 am

Frank
I've been following this to see if you've solved your problem. JeremyB has replied on your other thread, you.ll be in good hands over there
Bob
ps Don't forget to mark this thread solved as well as the other one.
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:31 am

Ok as a long shot today i upgraded to Mint 18. 3 and still have the same problem. Any ideas how to go from here??
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Re: Problems with Ethernet connectivity

Post by frankthegerman » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:12 am

Thank you very much wilbobob much appreciated!
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