[ubuntu-uk] Very odd router connection problem
gbplinux at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 16:20:38 GMT 2010
We have two broadband suppliers to our house - on two separate phone
lines, BT, the home supplier and another supplied by the company my wife
The router supplied by the company my wife works for is unlimited
traffic, the BT is capped at 10GB per month.
I have two computers - a Windows 7 laptop and a 10.04 Ubuntu Netbook.
The odd thing is this - if I connect to the company router using a cable
with the Windows 7 machine, it connects normally and normal internet
operations can be done. The NIC is set to DHCP both for ipv4 and ipv6.
If however I connect the Netbook via the same cable to the same router
using the "Automatic" (DHCP) settings both for ipv4 and ipv6 on eth0
there is NO internet access AT ALL! I've tried entering the manual IP
data but still NO ACCESS at all!
Why should this be and what do people suggest I do to get it to work? (I
can't access the router at all....)
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