12.04.2 LTS, new install, network broken

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 7 20:15:23 UTC 2013

On 7 July 2013 19:50, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 07 July 2013 14:46:37 Colin Law did opine:
>> On 7 July 2013 14:17, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
>> > My whole point in that is:  If it cannot do the job its purported to
>> > be assigned, how did it ever get past QC?
>> I don't think others have this problem so it must be something
>> specific to your setup.
>> > At no point here, has anyone offered to help me understand how to do
>> > such a mundane thing as make the networking actually work, when the
>> > user/installer has no access to the apply button in the gui tools
>> > provided.
>> If you boot off the live CD/USB and select Try Ubuntu (rather than
>> going for the install) can you access the network?
>> Colin
> One other item of interest, only one client is recognized for dhcp service
> in my router where the server is enabled, but no service is offered unless
> the MAC address is the right one.  And that is set to match my lappy,
> everything else here is hosts file defined.  I can disarm that of course,
> but its part of my security model.

I suggest disabling that in the router for the moment.  Once it is all
working then then you can re-enable it.  When things are going wrong
in strange ways it often pays to simplify things as much as possible.


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