Cannot connect to network card

Asked by Steve Pride on 2008-10-07

I have just installed Ubuntu on an old home made computer. I cannot get connectivity with the router but am unsure where the problem lies. I have listed the hardware and the 3com 905 network card seems to be there but I have no idea how to further troubleshoot. Any suggestions welcome

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Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2008-10-13
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2008-10-13
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2008-10-12
Steve Pride (steve285) said : #1

I guess the problem is, in Windows the first thing I would do is check device manager and reinstall the driver but I am not sure of how to go about it here

DoDoENT (dodoentertainment) said : #2

Does Ubuntu detect your network card?

What prints out "ifconfig"?

Hi,

Please open a Terminal and send us output of following commands:

lspci
sudo lshw -C network
lsmod | grep 3c
sudo mii-diag -v
ifconfig
sudo ifdown eth0
sudo ifup eth0
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Regards,

Mark

Steve Pride (steve285) said : #4

Thanks for the feedback, sorry I didnt get back to you, I've been travelling for a few days. Heres the logfile.

regards

Steve

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steve@steve-desktop:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IGP2 (rev c1)

00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)

00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)

00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)

00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)

00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)

00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a3)

00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)

00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a3)

00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a3)

00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a3)

00:06.0 Modem: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0069 (rev a1)

00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)

00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)

01:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc R300 AD [Radeon 9500 Pro]

02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc R300 AD [Radeon 9500 Pro] (Secondary)

steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C network

[sudo] password for steve:

*-network UNCLAIMED

description: Ethernet controller

product: 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]

vendor: 3Com Corporation

physical id: 9

bus info: pci@0000:01:09.0

version: 78

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm cap_list

configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=10 mingnt=10

steve@steve-desktop:~$ lsmod | grep 3c

3c59x 46376 0

mii 6400 1 3c59x

steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo mii-diag -v

mii-diag.c:v2.11 3/21/2005 Donald Becker (<email address hidden>)

http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html

Using the default interface 'eth0'.

SIOCGMIIPHY on eth0 failed: No such device

steve@steve-desktop:~$ ifconfig

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:588 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:588 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:29400 (28.7 KB) TX bytes:29400 (28.7 KB)

steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo ifdown eth0

ifdown: interface eth0 not configured

steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo ifup eth0

Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.

steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/int.d/networking restart

sudo: /etc/int.d/networking: command not found

steve@steve-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

* Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]

steve@steve-desktop:~$

Hi,

Please try Loye Young's solution procedure here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/118368

It is the second comment on that URL.

If that does not solve the problem, then the following URL probably will:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=192799

Forum user Aramis on that URL recommends using 3c90xCFG.exe in DOS mode to modify the registers on your 3Com network card so that autonegotiation is enabled. Use a DOS bootfloppy for that.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Mark

Steve Pride (steve285) said : #6

I managed to fry the hardisk so we may never know if this would have helped. Thanks for the effort though.

Steve