So, I had a WiFi connection "working" with WPA Supplicant. That took quite a bit of doing, and wasn't optimal. The networks would drop out every few minutes. I wrote a script which would reset the connection, but I still had 20 seconds of downtime every few minutes.
I had a spare router lying around, so I flashed the firmware to DD-WRT and configured it as a repeater bridge. I know this is working because I have successfully connected to the internet with it both wirelessly and through the ethernet ports.
I did something stupid and deleted WPA Supplicant before I even connected with the wired connection. I then changed my /etc/network/interfaces file to reflect the new settings.
I've tried several configurations in the interfaces file, but the current one is...
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
Suffice to say I cannot acquire a connection. I then ran
ifconfig. The result showed only the
lo. I then ran
ifconfig -a and saw
Thinking it was a driver problem, I downloaded the 82562Ez Intel LAN drivers. I unzipped the tar-ball and attempted an install. The drivers would not install because they were intended for 2.x.x kernels, while mine is 3.16.0. (I'm currently running Debian Jessie.)
I then tried multiple interface configurations. I cannot get anything to work.
I see an entry when running
Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 01)
I'm fairly new to Linux, especially command line Linux, so if I need to provide more information I would be happy to.
What could the problem be? How do I connect to my network?
lsmod I found a module named
modinfo e100 I found that it was indeed the Intel driver for my onboard ethernet port.