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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Dimension 4600 that's like 15 years old. I got it for free and it came with an ethernet card that isn't working with the e100 module that arrived with Ubuntu by default.

Card is Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

Another user pointed me to this page for the fxp ethernet driver that covers various Intel ethernet adapters, that includes these installation instructions:

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:

       device miibus
       device fxp

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

       if_fxp_load="YES"

First, it is my understanding that BSD's kernel config file is different than Linux's Kconfig file, so I am not sure about adding those lines to the /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/Kconfig file that I have.

As for the second option suggested,

$sudo modprobe fxp

returns

#FATAL: Module fxp not found.

So I think I need to do something with the if_fxp.4freebsd file that I downloaded from that Ubuntu Manuals page before I can load the fxp module, but I don't know what.

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I discovered a problem that is not related to the driver. I didn't have a router in my network, only a modem. So my ISP was probably limiting my IP addresses (not giving my Dell one). I am going to look into getting a router.

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