Problems Connecting Laptop To Modem
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Wed Jun 13 02:54:23 UTC 2018
can you post the output of
as the first step?
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:39:11 +0000
B J <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have several computers connected to my Internet service, though not
> all at once. One is an old iMac with an outdated version of OS X. i
> also have two towers that run FreeBSD/Mate and a laptop that has
> A few weeks ago, the router I had malfunctioned and I got a Cisco
> modem/router from my ISP. All of my machines could connect to the
> Internet through it, but the signal wasn't very robust. The slightest
> disturbance to the system, such as shutting down one of the computers,
> would result in the loss of that signal.
> i went back to my ISP and exchanged that unit for one made by Arris.
> I can add or remove computers from it without any problems except for
> the laptop. It can't seem to connect to it, at least when it's
> running FreeBSD/Xfce
> For example, I tried:
> service netif restart
> followed by pinging a website, but that didn't work.
> The Ethernet connector appears to be good. I tested it when I booted
> the machine using a live CD version of an old openSUSE distro that I
> happened to have on hand.
> I'm not sure what I should try next. Does anyone have any
> suggestions? I could, of course, contact my ISP, but its staff,
> apparently, isn't given any training on Linux and, presumably, Unix
> To be honest, it's not all that important if I can't use the laptop
> right now as I've got the two tower machines. The laptop is more of a
> convenience than anything else.
> By the way, the only reason I've got Xfce on it is because it
> couldn't run Mate.
> B. M. Jatzeck
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