[ubuntu-uk] Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark 1 BTHomeHub

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 19 11:40:25 GMT 2009

hello again. I have consulted the manuals online, and it seems all 
routes lead me back to the Network Connections panel, in which the only 
connection I can see, when the Ethernet cable to the BT HomeHub is 
plugged in, is 'Point to Point', and nothing happens when I click it. 
When I tried to connect via a USB port, I saw a button for 'Wired 
Connection' too, but nothing happened when I clicked that either. There 
is also an 'unlock' button, but clicking that makes no difference.

'Enable Networking' is ticked. This is certainly a vital check to make.

I tried typing 'sudo ipconfig' in the terminal and got this:

Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask
inet6 addr:: 1/128 Scope: Host
(and then some MTU, Metric, RX packets, TX packets, errors, bytes, etc.)

In other words, no interfaces at all.

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