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I just installed Ubuntu Desktop on a brand new Dell computer that had windows installed on it. I have the ethernet plugged in, but it does not connect to the internet.

I get an IP address. It has DHCP subnet mask and a default gateway. Even though the gateway is pingable, I cannot ping the gateway.

Can anyone explain why I cannot get to the internet and provide a solution ?

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Can you add the output of nm-tool to your question? – Mitch Nov 19 '13 at 9:12
state: connected (global) device: eth0 type: wired driver: r8168 state: unmanaged default: no hw address: -- capabilities: carrier detect: yes speed: 100mb/s wired properties carrier: on ***the driver was an r8169 which I removed and added the most recent r8168 driver using – Danny fusion Nov 19 '13 at 14:51

I figured it out. The problem was that the driver it was trying to use was just not working. I had to blacklist that driver and install an older driver. Then I had to change the autorun file from 'sh' to 'bash' The internet picked right up, I didn't even have to reboot.

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