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Ubuntu 9.04: IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad R51e Networking Issue


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#1 MadDawg

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 12:09 AM

I have a ThinkPad R51e with a Broadcom NetXtreme Fast Ethernet interface and a 11b/g Wireless LAN PCI Adapter and neither one seem to be fully recognized by Ubuntu. The ethernet port works somewhat, but I cannot connect to the Internet, or even my modem, however I can connect to my router.

Also, I can't seem to change the address on the interface for some reason. I can make a new connection, but it is never applied. I'm just stuck with the same 192.168.1.107 /24 address when I look at the network utility in the admin menu.

When I boot into Windows, I can get connected with no issues, regardless of which interface I use.

Any suggestions/things I should know?

I've also posted this on the Ubuntu Forums, but I usually get faster replies here.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:43 AM

Nevermind, the problem seemed to fix itself.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:36 PM

Could you post what you did to fix it so that others with the same problem can have the solution?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:38 PM

Isn't linux brilliant.... it fixes itself!

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

Could you post what you did to fix it so that others with the same problem can have the solution?

I disabled Firestarter because it was blocking everything, plus my router already has/acts as a firewall. Sorry for the extra-late reply, btw.
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