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My machine has wired Internet connection with Windows 7 OS. In connection properties I see

service name : ispone
obtain IP address automatically
obtain DNS server address automatically

How do I step above connection in Linux Mint (16 Cinnamon, installed on USB (16 GB))

What I have tried

sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo ifconfig eth0 up

but nothing works.

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Run tcpdump -i eth0 -n in another shell. Execute dhclient while tcpdump runs and add the tcpdump output to your question. – Hauke Laging May 30 '14 at 17:58
Why aren't you using NetworkManager to mange your network connections? – slm May 31 '14 at 8:17

2 Answers 2

OK! I also have been trying to get tech support from my ISP. Two days ago, the tech person came, and did following:

Preferences > Network Connections > Add > 
Choose connection type (Select DSL) > Create > 
DSL (tab) > Username > your username > 
Service (given by ISP) > Password (your password)

I was selecting Etherent instead of DSL, which was creating problems.

Thanks to those who tried helping out.

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Which version of Linux Mint do you use? I use 17.2, but there isn't any options called DSL – maple Sep 16 at 7:31

You don't need to do any of that. In some flavours of Linux Ehternet or Wifi internet connection isn't disabled but you need to enable it from the Network Properties.

Go to the top and find the icon that has Wired or Wifi network connection icon.

Right click and go to Edit Connections

From there Go to the Wired dropdown and locate your eth0

Click on Edit and select Connect Automatically

it will run commands in the background and will get you connected to the internet

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