How do i know whether my NIC works or not?

Robert Watson poolesgov3000 at
Sat Jan 2 04:38:45 UTC 2010

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From: arshad <arshad3m at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Wed, December 30, 2009 10:19:00 AM
Subject: Re: How do i know whether my NIC works or not?

On Wed, 2009-12-30 at 14:44 +0100, Christian Schult wrote:
> Hello arshad,

> I think you tested reaching with your webbrowser too,
> didn't you?
> Your interface eth0 is now in the same network as your router (you've
> stated in a previous mail, maybe in another thread, that the router has
> So he must be reachable now if he is up and running.
> We have now:
> 1 the NIC is known by your kernel as Realtec something, lspci showed the
>   device.
> 2 the NIC is set up now as eth0 with ip
> 3 the router has ip
> 4 ping is routed through eth0 but the router is not reachable
>   for ping, i fear it not even does not respond to ping but is
>   completely unreachable
> Are you sure the ruter has ip
> Please check the ethernet cable between your PC and the router, perhaps
> you can replace it with an other one.
> Christian

yes, the router page was not reachable even through the browser,
the router cable is ok and i checked with another one too.
do you think,
i should format and see? (booting from live cd didn't work though)
or replace with a new router?

thank you very much

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