I am a Comp Sci student and I had to replace my dev laptop with an old Dell Inspiron 1150. First tried loading Ubuntu 13.10 but it wouldn't render graphics correctly on this old machine, so I put on 12.04 LTS instead.
During install from DVD, it recognized internet connection (I had an ethernet cable plugged into my wireless router and the linksys wireless-G adapter plugged into the bus, so I don't know which connection it was using). But now that the OS is installed, it says Network Disconnected and I can't get it to recognize either connection.
the output of
Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:192 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:192 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:15744 (15.7 KB) TX bytes:15744 (15.7 KB)
and the results of
sudo lshw -C network
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Ethernet controller product: BCM4401 100Base-T vendor: Braodcom Corporation physical id: 1 bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0 version: 01 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=32 resources: memory:fcffe00-fcffffff memory:fd000000-fd003fff
I manually typed this in, so hoepfully no typos