Inspiron 1525 - no ethernet connection

Earl Violet ejviolet at
Fri Feb 29 06:05:06 UTC 2008

--- Nigel Ridley <nigel at> wrote:

> I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 1225 and installed 7.10 on it.
> I had to start the installation again, without any network
> configuration as it hung on 
> 'scanning mirrors'.
> After the second [successful] install I configured eth0 with a
> static IP address (like all 
> our computers on our home network) but, although there is a green
> light on the eth0 
> connector when the cable is plugged in and the network mamager says
> everything is working, 
> I can't even ping our gateway, let alone get onto the internet.
> Is there a known issue with the Dell ethernet 'card' on the
> Inspiron 1525? If so how do I 
> fix it?
Did you use the official Ubuntu or the Dell install media?  It might
help to get the Dell media from the Dell website.

You might try DHCP to see if that works although that shouldn't be a


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