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So I’m new with Ubuntu, and I'm having huge problems installing the Ethernet driver to get the wired connection to work.

I read that downloading the compatible wireless driver will get it to work, so I did, burned it to a disc, tried to transfer it but don't know the commands to actually install it, nor do I even know if the one I installed is the right one.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5309, with an Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 10).

Also, this is the version of compatible I downloaded, compat-wireless-2012-12-18-pc.tar.bz2 . How can I solve my issue?

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Possible duplicate with… – martin-mystere Feb 22 '13 at 11:15

See How do I get an Atheros AR8162 working? for a mini-HOWTO is the source for newer compat-wireless drivers and for different kernels.

You might need to install linux-headers-generic build-essential via apt-get.

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tar -xvf compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p.tar cd compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p scripts/driver-select alx make sudo make install sudo modprobe alx – user136022 Feb 27 '13 at 10:15
tar -xvf compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p.tar # unpacks the tar-file into the actual directory cd compat-wireless-2012-02-28-p # change into the new directory scripts/driver-select alx # selects the appropiate driver alx make # driver becomes compiled sudo make install # files will be copied into the kernel directory sudo modprobe alx # loads the driver as a kernel-module – user136022 Feb 27 '13 at 10:23
Could you roll up your comments into your answer to summarize and clarify your solution? – Kevin Bowen Feb 27 '13 at 10:33

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