I have bought a new Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop with Windows 7 installed. I have installed Ubuntu via Wubi. I am using a BSNL Broadband connection with a ZXDSL 831A11 modem.

Internet is working fine in Windows 7. But after logging into Ubuntu, I am not able to get an internet connection. There is no eth0 connection active. And my network card is : Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller

Some more info by googling : http://www.downloadatoz.com/driver/articles/download-atheros-ar8152-fast-ethernet-controller-driver-for-dell-laptops.html

Any way to obtain this driver for Ubuntu?

  • is your modem connected via USB oder viva LAN (RJ45) to the notebook? – aatdark Dec 11 '10 at 14:48
  • Are you using network manager for connecting internet?Post the output of ifconfig -a and cat /etc/network/interfaces in pastebin and give the link. – karthick87 Dec 11 '10 at 14:51
  • via LAN.. And my network card is : Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller.. – Sen Dec 11 '10 at 15:07
  • @Karthick: yup.. i tried looking into ifconfig.. it just showed lo, it dint have eth0.. The same in the Network Manager.. – Sen Dec 11 '10 at 15:10
  • Feels like this Ethernet card is not supported by Ubuntu..:-( – Sen Dec 11 '10 at 15:11

Answered at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9449490, #6 likely solution steps. Dell 4010 Atheros wired ethernet driver not in kernel 10.04 64.

  • Dint work.. installation was success.. but network dint come up.. still ifconfig -a displays only lo.. – Sen Dec 11 '10 at 16:58
  • on a second reboot it was working fine.. – Sen Dec 11 '10 at 17:30

This is a guess so please update your question if you try this and it doesn't work but it worked for this person with a similar card so maybe we'll get lucky and the updated wireless driver will pull in one for the NIC.

Install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic

and then reboot and try it.

  • could not install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic.. Dependency issue.. – Sen Dec 11 '10 at 16:57
  • @Sen Please add the error information to your question. – Jorge Castro Dec 11 '10 at 17:08

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