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I've just resurrected an older PC to use as my linux box.
Before Installing Ubuntu I verified that the PC could connect to the internet. I installed Ubuntu and am now not able to connect to the internet

In a shell I type ifconfig and receive:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:8d:74:90:a8  
    inet 6 addr: fe80::8dff:fe74:90a8/64 Scope:Link  
    CX packets:687 erros:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:38 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:81475 (81.4 KB) TX bytes:6050 (6.0 KB)
    Interrupt:18 Base address:0xb000

lspci -nnk | grep -iEA3 "(network|ethernet)" returns:

02:0b.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Sundance Technology Inc / IC Plus Corp IC P1
us IP100A Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC + PHY [13f0:0200] (rev 31)
Subsystem: ABIT Computer Corp. Device [147b:1c08]
Kernel driver in use: sundance
Kernel modules: sundance

uname -r returns:


I am connected directly (hardwired, no wireless) to the router in my home office

dmeg | grep eth0 returns:

[11.292409] eth0: IC Plus Corporation IP100A FAST Ethernet Adapter at 0001b000, 00:50:8d:74:90:a8, IRQ 18
[11.293132] eth0: MII PHY found at address 0, status 0x786d advertising 01e1.
[173.941125] ADDRCONF (NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[192.986492] eth0: Link up
[192.986895] eth0: Link changed: 100bps, full duplex
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We'll need more hardware information. Could you include the output of the following command run from a terminal? lspci -nnk | grep -iEA3 "(network|ethernet)" as well as uname -r – gertvdijk Jan 21 '13 at 21:44
thanks gertvdijk - additional info 02:0b.0 Ehternet controller [0200]: Sundance Technology Inc / IC Plus Corp P1 us IP100A Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC + PHY [13f0:0200] (rev 31) Subsystem ABIT Computer Corp. Device [147b:1c08] Kernel driver in use: sundance Kernel modules: sundance uname -r gives back 3.2.0-29-generic-pae – kohho Jan 21 '13 at 21:49
Please edit your question to provide new information. This is Q&A site, not a discussion forum, you see? :) – gertvdijk Jan 21 '13 at 21:53
Please edit your question and tell what kind of connection you want to achieve: via modem, router, corporate LAN? – aquaherd Jan 21 '13 at 21:58
Have you setup the connection in network manager? Seems like you didn't tell it to connect to the wired network. Just saying. – user125026 Jan 21 '13 at 22:09

I"ve solved the problem by installing an NIC rather than using the ethernet connection on the mother board. Someone posted a comment on my question (that I can no longer see for some reason) that my problem sounded like a known bug with my network hardware. This prompted me to use a network card and it worked. Thanks All!

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Try assigning an address to the interface, maybe through 'ifconfig', 'ip address', or 'dhcpcd'. Also, check to make sure that you can get a wired connection between other machines and the router--maybe the problem is in the router's side.

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