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Re: Lost internet connection

#11 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:45 am

Ok, I blacklisted the ndiswrapper driver and it told me that module was blacklisted, then rebooted but when I go to mepis network manager that driver shows up again as there. If I highlight it it gives me the option to black list it again.
Is there a Windows driver listed on the Troubleshooting tab? If yes, please remove it, blacklist NdisWrapper and reboot again.
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Re: Lost internet connection

#12 Postby Dieselrider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:32 am

joany wrote:
Dieselrider wrote:This could be a hardware problem as it came on very suddenly.

... or an ISP outage. Mine was out for 36 hours last week due to a network "upgrade" that went awry. Have you ruled out an ISP outage or hardware problem by booting the Live CD?



I would love to blame that on them and my wife has had problems getting her email through them the last couple days. So, it might be something related to them. However, I am setting here on a laptop and connected to the internet through their modem wirelessly and my wife has been able to connect using the ethernet connection through the same hub that my mepis box is connected to. It could be a problem with them as it did happen very abruptly but, all indicators do not point the same way. big sigh! :mad:

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Re: Lost internet connection

#13 Postby Dieselrider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:47 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Ok, I blacklisted the ndiswrapper driver and it told me that module was blacklisted, then rebooted but when I go to mepis network manager that driver shows up again as there. If I highlight it it gives me the option to black list it again.
Is there a Windows driver listed on the Troubleshooting tab? If yes, please remove it, blacklist NdisWrapper and reboot again.


Ok, did that too and it sees the ethernet conection but doesn't connect. When I click on the ethernet icon on the task bar it says that there is 'no ip address.' Yet if I click on the edit connection tab the ip address shows up there.

In mepis network manager, if I run the diagnosis tab and enter the ip address into the box and push 'start' , it says 10 packets transmitted (listing them) and 10 received 0% packet loss but the thing just will not connect.

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Re: Lost internet connection

#14 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:31 pm

OK. The other choice is to replace the r8169 driver with the r8168, since there are a number of posts that the latter is a much better driver for your chipset. Here are the links I found:

http://djlab.com/2010/10/fixing-rtl8111 ... an-ubuntu/
http://wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/Instal ... ork_driver

Is that something you would feel comfortable with?
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Re: Lost internet connection

#15 Postby Dieselrider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:OK. The other choice is to replace the r8169 driver with the r8168, since there are a number of posts that the latter is a much better driver for your chipset. Here are the links I found:

http://djlab.com/2010/10/fixing-rtl8111 ... an-ubuntu/
http://wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/Instal ... ork_driver

Is that something you would feel comfortable with?



The command input doesn't look too crazy but, how will my system connect to get the other driver? Do I download it onto the laptop and then burn to cd 1st?

I guess I am confused too that this was all working properly and just went fritz yesterday afternoon. Why would that driver work for the last couple months and then go fritz?

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Re: Lost internet connection

#16 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:22 pm

That's a good question. Backing up, did you already try connecting manually? As root:

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dhclient eth0
Another simple effort: install ceni (my go-to app in difficult situations) and try it.
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Re: Lost internet connection

#17 Postby Dieselrider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:50 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:That's a good question. Backing up, did you already try connecting manually? As root:

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dhclient eth0
Another simple effort: install ceni (my go-to app in difficult situations) and try it.

iwconfig eth0 brings up this outputetho no wireless extensions.


Can I get ceni without connecting?

Nope! Just tried through the synaptic and I cannot connect, gives a 'failed to fetch' message.

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Re: Lost internet connection

#18 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:08 pm

You can download ceni on another computer, then bring it on a stick using as root the attached script generated by Synaptic.
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Re: Lost internet connection

#19 Postby Dieselrider » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:56 pm

I need mepis 8.5 also?

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Re: Lost internet connection

#20 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:04 pm

No, I thought you had M11, which is what that version of ceni is for. What do you have?
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