cannot acquire a wired network address

Asked by DutchO on 2008-09-24

After a couple of attempts to Install Ubnutu 8.40 on a Pentium III 800MHZ PC with 512 of ram, I cannot acquire address from the Router DHCP. I have one other Ubuntu8.10 and 3 other Windows machines on this router working fine. This problem PC with the same Intel Pro NIC card worked fine on this router when working on Windows 2000.
I have even downloaded another copy of 386 Ubuntu 8.04 and installed from that with the same results.

Active Connection Information shows;
Interface etho
              100
Driver e100
IP address 0

Hardware address 00 0A C9 EA 6A 2D.

I can ping loopback but I cannot ping the router which is 6ft cable length away, probably because I do not have a network IP address.
I am stuck now.

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2008-11-07
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2008-11-07
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2008-10-28
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello

1. Setup a static IP address, connect to the network.
2. Then setup for DHCP and issue a request for a new IP address (using the dhclient command, shown below).

sudo dhclient eth0

this worked for me on my laptop

Regards

DutchO (oest) said : #2

Bhavani
I setup the network for static IP access, then I tried sudo dhclient eth0
and I get
.
.

No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in the persistent database - sleeping

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 11:45 PM, Bhavani Shankar <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #46152 on knetworkmanager in ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/knetworkmanager/+question/46152
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Bhavani Shankar proposed the following answer:
> Hello
>
> 1. Setup a static IP address, connect to the network.
> 2. Then setup for DHCP and issue a request for a new IP address (using the
> dhclient command, shown below).
>
> sudo dhclient eth0
>
> this worked for me on my laptop
>
> Regards
>
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DutchO (oest) said : #3

After hardware test Ubuntu recognized my network card NIC as;
Intel corp 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (Rev 05)
Is this compatible with Ubuntu 8.04 drivers?
Is this problem unsolvable?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

DutchO (oest) said : #5

I have tested the NIC in another system tested good, I still have the same problem

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #6

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

DutchO (oest) said : #7

Thanks for all your help.

DutchO (oest) said : #8

I have upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 and with this installation the problem was resolved.
I hope I do not require to use Launchpad again.