I used to not be able to connect with my wired connection on Ubuntu 13.04. It worked magically sometimes and I clicked around in the settings. Now it's working consistently. I remember playing around with VPN but I didn't change any major settings. As I want to install another system now, I want to know what it is in order to figure out, what to do in the future. As I boot into Linux Mint on a USB I'm having the same problem, there I have not been able to figure out what to do in order to get it working.
I'm connecting to a dorm network. Other people living here seem to have no problem connecting with their windows machines. Also there are no torrent files/connections working. I see connecting peers for some files, but it doesn't start seeding.
I hugely appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!
The commands were run on the consistently working machine on Ubuntu 13.04 on a Thinkpad x230i.
lspci | grep Ethernet
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
dmesg | grep eth
[ 1.015232] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GT/s:Width x1) 3c:97:0e:b7:00:9c [ 1.015235] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection [ 1.015273] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: MAC: 10, PHY: 11, PBA No: 1000FF-0FF [ 14.138549] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 15.585540] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 15.585915] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ 17.134208] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: None [ 17.134215] e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: 10/100 speed: disabling TSO [ 17.134248] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 3c:97:0e:b7:00:9c inet addr:126.96.36.199 Bcast:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::3e97:eff:feb7:9c/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:33801 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:19683 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:31126117 (31.1 MB) TX bytes:3483515 (3.4 MB) Interrupt:20 Memory:f2500000-f2520000