For some reason my linux mint v20.1 has not been able to connect to the internet through the ethernet cable that is plugged into it. I know that the ethernet cable is not the problem because it works with other computers. This computer was also working with the ethernet cable a few days ago. The ethernet port is glowing orange, meaning that it is not an external problem because it is detecting it. This is the output of lspci (for broadcom):
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
This is the output of lsmod (for tg3):
tg3 172032 0
And when I tell system log with this command to report that the card has been initialized there is no output:
dmesg | grep ether
This is also has no output:
dmesg | grep -i eno1
But this does, meaning (I think) that the cable is called eth0:
dmesg | grep eth0
The output (I have to type this out so I am going to use some imaginary variables) x = [ 1.629770] y = 0000:02:00.0
x tg3 y eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM57780) rev 57780001] (PCI Express) MAC address 14:fe:b5:df:5a:0c x tg3 y eth0: RXcsums LinkChgREG MIirq ASF TSOcap x tg3 y eth0: dma_rwctrl dma_mask[64-bit] x tg3 y enp2s0: renamed from eth0
but actually, it has been renamed to enp2s0. So I tried this:
enp2s0: flags=4098<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 14:fe:b5:df:5a:0c txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0B) RX error - dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0B) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 device interrupt 16
This is a remade version of my original post: Why Won't Linux Mint Connect With Ethernet?
I added a lot more information that will hopefully help with figuring out the issue.