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How can I configure ethernet?

I just started using linux (installed Debian) and the one thing I'm trying to do right now is have my internet working. I connected my ethernet port but still no internet works. I googled for awhile ...
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Display all network interfaces on Solaris

On Linux, the command mii-tool displays the list of Ethernet interfaces and other information. What equivalent command existson Solaris? My goal is to view all LAN networks that my Solaris machine is ...
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Addresses overlaps

I was putting somes static addresses to my interfaces then it shows me this: 172.16.1.0 overlaps with FastEthernet 0/0 What does it mean when two addresses overlaps and how can we avoid it? EDIT: ...
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My Atheros Ethernet network drive is not working with Xen Redhat client

First I am a beginner in use Linux operating system, and I am not familiar with the error messages I have TOSHIBA Satellite laptop Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-4200m CPU I have installed Red Hat Enterprise ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then ...
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How can I get wireless and ethernet to work with ubuntu?

I have an acer aspire 7551 laptop running windows 7 and I've successfully used wubi to also install ubuntu (the latest release version). Wireless works fine on windows 7, but neither wireless nor ...
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Does each network packet cause an interrupt to CPU?

While I know that lot of packet processing(CRC calculations, packet segmentation handling, etc) can be offloaded to NIC, then does each packet still cause an interrupt to CPU? Is there a difference if ...
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How to do mac spoofing on Linux Mint 17?

How to do mac spoofing on Linux Mint 17? Through macchanger -a I've tried to changemy mac address but new mac id doesn't authenticates successfully. pppd gives successful authentication message only ...
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Check for plugged in network cable on startup

I actually wanted to post the below as an answer to this question titled: ifup eth0 timeout during boot. But am not sure if this is right approach or it's a way of screwing up things badly. We can ...
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mutliple default gateways for alias interfaces (SOLVED)

Alias interfaces defined in /etc/network/interfaces cannot have multiple default gateways. Unfortunately I would like to use the same interface to access 2 differents nets, and I need to define 2 ...
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How To Diagnose Faulty (onboard) Network Adapter

I'm looking for advice on diagnosing ethernet connectivity issues under Linux. I suspect it's a hardware issue, though I am not entirely sure. It's an nVidia chipset and ethernet adapter. The device ...
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Hardware Ethernet IP Limitation

In Linux Environment How many number of IP address I can assign to a Hardware ethernet interface ? Is there any limitation ? what is the maximum no. of virtual ethernet interface I can assign to a ...
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Excessive retransmissions on Ethernet

The CSMA/CA variants of Ethernet handle excessive failed transmissions due to repeated collisions by dropping the current frame and relying on upper layers for retransmissions: After 16 attempts ...
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Cannot connect to printer hosted on a Belkin print server

I tried to tap into Belkin Home Base (model #F5L049au) print server. I want to access a printer hosted by it. I set it up as a CUPs printer with the below specifications: Description: Via Belkin ...
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set MAC address in “interfaces” file without configuring other network parameters

Under Debian Wheezy permanent network configuration takes place in /etc/network/interfaces file. Is it possible to configure hwaddress for an interface without configuring other network parameters ...
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How does server identify frames in case of multiple VLAN sub-interfaces?

When I create a VLAN sub-interface in Linux, then it gets the same MAC address as its parent interface. For example with ip link add link eth0 name eth0.333 type vlan id 333 command, the eth0.333 gets ...
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connecting linux device to a tablet via usb

I can connect my Linux device (an embedded device) to a tablet in the following way: Use a micro USB to Ethernet cable converter use a USB to Ethernet on my Linux device. connect the two device to ...
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Most reliable way to check for connected client?

I have an embedded Linux OS developed from scratch using Yocto. This talks to a Windows XP/7 client. The embedded OS runs a DHCP server and gives an address to the client. The problem is that the ...
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change eth0 to eth1 without udev

I have very interesting issue, We have Redhat 4 Linux and it is has 4 Ethernet interface. eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 Now only eth0 is connected to LAN and everything working find. We have special software ...
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Multiple Lan interfaces on one VM rather than multiple VM

I'm looking if it's possible to give rights, to only allow the use of one network interface to a specific user on a Linux distribution. My use case: I want, for my studies, testing the ...
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Bonds vs. Aggregators

I'm almost to the point where I can post the solution I wound up with for my complex port bonding question. However, in reading the bonding.txt file, I see this option text: ad_select Specifies the ...
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directions about customized Layer 2 implementation in linux

I have some machines running on the same network. One node is the control node which distributes traffic coming to it to the other nodes. The thing is that I want to have a custom protocol header ...
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Bond slave link up is too slow

On one of my servers I set up a bond-device consisting of an onboard network-card and an PCIe network card. (eth1 and eth5) I set up the configugration according to man ifcfg-bonding - i.e. eth1 and ...
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Fedora 15: em1 recently dissapeared and hostapd no longer serves internet to wirelessly connected devices

I have a laptop running hostapd, phpd, and mysql. This laptop uses an Ethernet connection to connect to the internet and acts as a wireless access point for my workplace's wifi devices. After ...
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Is vnstat reporting accurate?

I'm checking the stats of a busy site that host mirror downloads. I installed vnstat on the machine and after a few days i saw the number 125.25 Mbit/s or using -ru 0 15.29 MiB/s I'm extremely ...
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Atheros ar8151 driver for kernel 3.x (fedora 16)

Yesterday, I installed Fedora 16 and found no wireless connection available. Then I found the ar81family driver But it seems like it does not work with kernel 3. I changed the makefile to ignore ...
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eth0 r8169 down on wake up from standby

On waking up after standby the network (eth0) remains down. The eth0 card is r8169. I have tried : ifconfig eth0 up Doesn't work ifconfig eth0 up; dhcpcd eht0 Worked but how do I configure my ...
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Do I have a dead NIC?

OK so this is kind of a long one due to command output. Not necessarily in complexity as I'm only showing some basic t-shooting so any feedback would be appreciated. Basically, I have a fairly new ...
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make my Debian laptop switch autoamtically to a backup connection

I have a laptop with Debian OS installed under it. It is initially connected to the internet using an Ethernet cable (via a modem) and I want to automatically switch to a backup wifi connection (which ...
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empty 70-persistent-net.rules on SuSe 13.1 and ethernet device called eno1

openSuse 13.1 configured my network controller as eno1 during installation. Also eno1 device can not be configured by KDE Network Connection tool, it doesn't allow you to add a connection for this ...
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reset Ethernet bonding without rebooting

I have the following Ethernet bonding configuration: old configuration: bond0 eth0 eth1 bond1 eth2 eth3 new configuration : bond0 eth0 eth2 bond1 eth1 eth3 I have made the ...
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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Multiple virtual interfaces all bridged to eth0

I'm following this tutorial for setting up bridged a bridged Ethernet interface using uml-utilities and bridge-utils and it works for 2 interfaces but no more than 2. What I'm trying to achieve is ...
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Hardware Timestamping using PTP

I'm new to Linux programming. I have an Intel NIC with e1000e driver. I'm working on accurate time stamping of packets being captured from a network. My question is if I want to use RT Linux how ...
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Change name of em1 to eth0 in Fedora 19? [duplicate]

I have already followed the instructions here but it doesn't seem to work, as my ifconfig output still shows the same "em1","em2" and "lo". I just need a way to rename one of these to eth0 in Fedora ...
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No network interface for the lan9118 emulated on QEMU 1.4.0 overo machine

Im using QEMU 1.4.0 Ubuntu 13.04 distribution. Im trying to make the virtrual machine part of the host network so Im ussing this command: sudo qemu-system-arm -M overo -m 1024 -sd ./test.img -clock ...
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Bonding configuration on a blade server with Oracle 6.3

I'm trying to configure a mode 6 bonding on a blade server. Blade Enclosure: HP c7000 Blade Server: ProLiant BL460c G1 Redundancy part of the bond is working, I can pull out any one of the cables ...
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Connecting Debian webserver to network

I am currently running a webserver with Debian 5.0.2. It has been working (more or less) fine for the past 2-3 years but recently it went down due to some power-outage. Ever since I have brought it ...
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Where could I find the ifcfg-eth0 file?

I am using RHEL6, but I could not find the Ethernet interface configuration file ifcfg-eth0 under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. Issuing ifconfig -a shows that eth0 does exist. Could it be that the ...
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netcat to capture ethernet

How can I make sure the result of the following command: nc eth0 &> capture.txt would capture the data + errors transmitted via eth0?
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How to find IP address of device connected on the same network as PC based on MAC id

A PC and embedded Linux device is connected on the same local network.(We don't have DHCP server access, IT admin has the access). We also don't have access to debug UART on the embedded Linux board. ...
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Using multiple NICs for faster internet?

My laptop have a ethernet card and a wifi card. Ethernet line have maximum download rate at 1.5MiB/sec and wifi is over 1MiB/sec too, but it seem only have one NIC can working at a moment (if I turn ...
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How do I understand if an USB Ethernet adapter is compatible with a certain kernel version to use it to load kernel/filesystem?

I'm using an old kernel, 2.6.32, and I would like to boot the kernel over TFTP and mount the filesystem over NFS. Mounting the kernel over TFTP is a plus, but mounting the filesystem over NFS is a ...
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How to test an ethernet card?

I have a USB->Ethernet card that may or may not be somehow broken. The problem is I don't really know how to test it. I have a normal Ethernet port as well, so I can hook a (already tested) cable from ...
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Can I mirror lo as eth0? [closed]

Is it possible to make eth0 point to lo? I have dumb process that keeps acting as eth0 exists while it doesn't.
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Cannot connect to ethernet on a cable modem

I have an Arris cable modem, and my laptop has a JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller. I'm unable to connect to its wired network either with NetworkManager, Wicd, or the command-line on ...
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Unable to recognize old interfaces after motherboard update

I updated motherboard on x240 computer node, now the ethernet interfaces show up as eth2 and eth3 previously it was eth0 and eth1. I tried to delete /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file but ...
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Problem compiling a driver : “No rule to make target”

First of all I am running a CentOS 6.4 installation. My computer is a laptop and I am trying to install the drivers for my ethernet card, because this week end I lost my ability to connect to the ...
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How do I check if I have packet socket support enabled in my distro's kernel?

How do I check that packet socket support has been compiled into my kernel? I'm running Crunchbang, a Debian-based distribution.
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How to enable ping between machines connected in two interfaces?

I have a linux board with two ethernet interfaces as mentioned below. eth0 connected to another linux machine (ad-hoc) eth0 on board 191.168.1.2 connected to Linux machine 192.168.1.3 eth1 on board ...