I do have a USB tp-link, but I’m having trouble with that too. Maybe I should begin a new topic regarding that? Who’d have thunk it - three options for internet access and two are down!? I’ll ask the true owner of the Sony, for she lent it to me, whether she ever used the ethernet (wired). We did wonder about the Broadcom because the hinge to the screen broke which maybe pulled at the arial. She bought a new laptop and gave me the opportunity to try Fedora on the Sony. Oh well, hey-ho
Did you manage to get this working? I have never had an issue with getting wired Lan connections working, and I have a Realtek interface on my Gigabyte MoBo. The output of the lspci command for me is this… 4:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03) Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Onboard Ethernet Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18, NUMA node 0 I/O ports at de00 [size=256] Memory at fddff000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K] Memory at fddf8000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K] [virtual] Expansion ROM at fde00000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: r8169 Kernel modules: r8169
I ran it as normal user and I use Silverblue so things are slightly different but maybe we can work through this. It looks to me as if a configuration file is out of whack, especially since the hardware worked before the upgrade.
Is why I am thinking that dhcp is not setup fully.
Hello Jakfrost, thanks for helping. Actually I’m just waiting on the former user of the machine to get back to me about the Ethernet. I know that she used to use it wired to the printer. She never told me that it wasn’t working so I’ve supposed that it is. For now the Ethernet will give me Local Only but no internet. I know of dhcp but wouldn’t know how to activate it
@medfed, you also mentioned in your other post that wired network card on your windows computer is faulty. So basically you have two computers both with unusable wired connection. There’s a chance that problem is in your router / network configuration, not in the computers themselves – just a guess.
The router is outside attached to the aerial, which runs two cables inside to two modems. I plugged my Ethernet cable into the LAN socket (marked LAN) on one of the modems. I had to remove one of the cables coming in from the router to do this, which of course disrupted wireless connectivity