I've just installed my first linux installation on a donated computer that I plan to network and use it as a shared storage drive for all of our pictures and videos.
We have a DSL modem with both wired and wireless being available to this computer. At this point, wireless is not an option for us to use (no antenna on the wifi card and we're not going to put money into this machine) but it was working out of the box when brought into really close range to the router.
We have ran an ethernet cable from the router to the machine. Unity informs us that the wired connection is disconnected.. it's not!
After probing around on the internet I tried the following
The following was returned (from memory):
auth lo iface lo inet loopback
So, I added an eth0 portion to that file and saved it using pico. It then looked like:
auth lo iface lo inet loopback auth eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
And ran the following commands:
sudo ifdown eth0
Which just returned the command prompt, and then:
sudo ifup eth0
Which just hangs. Then after rebooting it boots with network configuration disabled and I changed the /etc/network/interfaces file back to what it was.
Can someone help me get my wired connection working, or help me help you guys by providing you with more relevant information?