cant access broadband after upgrade to 9.10

Asked by Arthur on 2009-11-06

Been using 9.04 for a few months sucessfully. After downloading and installing 9.10, I cannot access internet (Broadband). I have tried settings in Nework Manager but am wasting my time as nothng seems to work. I cant re-install 9.10 as it was an upgrade. Should I download 9.10 and reinsall it? or what can I do.

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2009-11-19
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2009-11-20
swift240 (swift240-gmail) said : #1

I had this same problem.
What I done was I installed Firestarter set the prefs and after that it worked fine.
Give it a go.................

Mike.

Shashank Sahni (shredder12) said : #2

Are you trying to access it through a Modem? Are you getting some specific, noticeable error??

Arthur (ajelectric) said : #3

Thanks Mike and Shredder, appreciate your help.
I have Firestarter installed. Hadn't checked settings therein, but will have a look in a minute.
Yes I'm connecting through the modem (DSL-502T). It was working, and is working now - I am currently using another hard drive with Windows on it.
I have to change drives to try Linux again. I'll be back with results ASAP.
Again, thanks for your help. Cheers ... Arthur. Ballarat, Australia.

Arthur (ajelectric) said : #4

I give up!
Unfortunately, the above offers did not help.
After the abovementioned live upgrade to 9.10, I downloaded Ubuntu 9.10, made a CD and tried to install it, it failed.
I downloaded it again and installed it - (after fdisking my HDD to clear it). The new clean installation works fine BUT WILL NOT ACCESS THE INTERNET (BROADBAND).
All the options I have tried in Network Manager, etc, have failed.
When I use this HDD (Windows), broadband works properly.

Why cant Ubuntu 9.10 "find" the connection without me doing anything (as Ubuntu 9.04 did)?

How can I force the op system to identify/install/whatever the broadband connection.

The only thing I have'nt tried is re-install 9.04 again (which worked!) - and having wasted so much time on this, I don't think I can justify bothering, dammit.
Arthur.

swift240 (swift240-gmail) said : #5

Arthur wrote:
> Question #88871 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/88871
>
> Arthur gave more information on the question:
> I give up!
> Unfortunately, the above offers did not help.
> After the abovementioned live upgrade to 9.10, I downloaded Ubuntu 9.10, made a CD and tried to install it, it failed.
> I downloaded it again and installed it - (after fdisking my HDD to clear it). The new clean installation works fine BUT WILL NOT ACCESS THE INTERNET (BROADBAND).
> All the options I have tried in Network Manager, etc, have failed.
> When I use this HDD (Windows), broadband works properly.
>
> Why cant Ubuntu 9.10 "find" the connection without me doing anything (as
> Ubuntu 9.04 did)?
>
> How can I force the op system to identify/install/whatever the broadband
> connection.
>
> The only thing I have'nt tried is re-install 9.04 again (which worked!) - and having wasted so much time on this, I don't think I can justify bothering, dammit.
> Arthur.
>
>
Ok I am not sure if I said this to you?

Try Firestarter firewall, I had the same exact problem as you and
running this cured the problem,

Mike.

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