Connecting to the Internet

Nik-Ken-Bah

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Just installed Cinnamon Mint -Tina on my computer.
Problem unable to connect to the internet or the ethernet.
I am not sure whether it has failed to recognise my internet connection.
I set up a PPPoE connection and it just shows the when used as never.

I have re-downloaded the ISO file again twice from two different mirrors as security just in case I need to re-instal Tina.
Any advice and help is most appreciated as this is one tool that I am slowly learning to keep it maintained and calibrated.
Nik-Ken-Bah
 


TechnoJunky

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Don't bother downloading any more ISOs, that's not the problem. I think this line in your post is a bit confusing, "I set up a PPPoE connection and it just shows the when used as never.". It sounds (to me) like you are running an app that is telling your modem to connect to your internet provider, rather than just getting on your local lan. So I have to ask, how is your network setup? Do you have a router that the internet provider gave you? Does it have wifi or just cables? Do you have other devices that ARE connected to the internet?
 

Nik-Ken-Bah

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Thank you TechnoJunky , I run on cable through an on board modem. I have a router w/o Wi-Fi but there is only one computer connected to it. At the moment I am using another HDD that has windows installed which I am using at the moment and as you can see I am on the net through windows. I have two operational HDD one with Tina on it and the other has windows on it.
But one thing I did notice that when I booted from the a disc from the outset that it kept putting up a notification that it could not connect to the ethernet and I was offline. It did the same thing when I made a bootable USB copy through Cinnamon mint as the file is on an external HDD and booted from it
The HDD with windows on it is not working properly that is why I download the other ISO's straight on my external HDD as although the sha256 checksums in windows checks out I am uncertain of the reliability of it.
Should I be running any app it came with Cinnamon mint 19.2, when it comes to those sorts of things I rely on the ones that comes with the OS as at the moment a tad hard to download anything including updates.
 

TechnoJunky

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You said you have an onboard modem. So you connect to the internet over the phone line (dial-up internet)? I don't have any experience here, so I can't help. However, I'm sure that others on the forum have used it and can assist with how to.
 

poorguy

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Hello Nik-Ken-Bah,

Using the Windows OS you can get online with open the browser and in the URL search bar at the top type in fast.com all lower case and post the results.

If your internet already works on the Windows OS you are using than there is no reason to setup anything.
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Reboot into Linux Mint

Look in the lower right hand corner of the taskbar where it shows system indicators.

Do you have the 3 little blocks.
If so run your cursor over it and see what it says or open it up and see if the wired ethernet is on or off.

https://www.reallinuxuser.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Linux-Mint-complete-desktop.jpg
 

poorguy

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Hello Nik-Ken-Bah,

Please post what kind of computer you are using.

Make and model.
Type of processor and amount of memory.
 

Nik-Ken-Bah

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Hello poorguy
I am running a AMD processor on an ASRock motherboard with Gforce video card and Xonar sound card with 32Gig of RAM.Originally I had a 2TB toshiba HDD but it has decide to start packing it in so I just installed 2 HGST Hitachi 2TB HDD And my internet speed is 95 Mbps. Early I stated that I am running through a on-board modem but I checked the ASRock installation guide and is says that it has LAN RJ-45 port and lists the LAN as PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s >Realtek RTL8111GR > and supports LAN cable Detection as well as Energy Efficient Ethernet 802 3az
I observe the internet icon and have opened up both utilities and set-up the DSL/PPPoE to connect to my ISP. There is a switch on one but it doesn't do anything when I try to switch on as I tried this morning as well at other times.
I installed 2 HDD as although Micro(where pigs fly )Soft gives me the tom-tits there are certain programs that will only run on that platform and have no desire to install Wine. I now have to figure a way to migrate it to the second healthy HDD.
By the way Like your two quotes
 

poorguy

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And my internet speed is 95 Mbps. Early I stated that I am running through a on-board modem but I checked the ASRock installation guide and is says that it has LAN RJ-45 port and lists the LAN as PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s >Realtek RTL8111GR > and supports LAN cable Detection as well as Energy Efficient Ethernet 802 3az
I observe the internet icon and have opened up both utilities and set-up the DSL/PPPoE to connect to my ISP. There is a switch on one but it doesn't do anything when I try to switch on as I tried this morning as well at other times.
OK 95Mbps tells that you are able to connect.

[Nik-Ken-Bah quote]
"I observe the internet icon and have opened up both utilities and set-up the DSL/PPPoE to connect to my ISP."


This I think is the problem.
I don't think you need to setup anything.

You created bootable Linux Mint media DVD / USB correct.
Boot from that and run as live and see if you can connect to the internet OOTB.

Don't try to setup anything.
 

Nik-Ken-Bah

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That is the problem. When I first created a bootable disc I had the same trouble when I booted and ran from it. I created a bootable USB stick using another ISO to create it through Tina and also booted up from that and it also would not connect to the internet.
As for having to set up a connection to my ISP. I don't know about how you connect with your ISP but to connect to my ISP's servers I have to log on to it, which means I have to enter my user name and password otherwise it is just rack off Noddy. In windows it is a DSL/PPPoE connection.
Do you happen to know the how through terminal I can check whether the OS is actually detecting the LAN Socket or the Realtek controller?
It is frustrating but as Master Kung would say "Such is the way of Tian, so be patient."
 

poorguy

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These may help.







Perhaps this command.

iwconfig


Your problem may be how your isp connection is setup.

I've never had to sign into my isp to connect except when I was setting up my modem / router.


Boot into Linux Mint and open network settings and see if there is a setting to automatically detect proxy and see if that will let you connect.


I'm kinda at a loss at this point.

Perhaps someone with more experience will roll by and be able to offer some better advice.
 
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Nik-Ken-Bah

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Thank you poorguy I will give the command you gave a burl.
As an aside to quote you
"I've never had to sign into my isp to connect except when I was setting up my modem / router. "
Does this mean that you automatically connect when you boot up your computer and you are connected all the while when you are on it?
I prefer to decide for myself when I connect and disconnect from the net, as most of what I do on my plastic brain box does not require the internet and that is the way I like it.
Thanks again
 

poorguy

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Thank you poorguy I will give the command you gave a burl.
As an aside to quote you
"I've never had to sign into my isp to connect except when I was setting up my modem / router. "
Does this mean that you automatically connect when you boot up your computer and you are connected all the while when you are on it?
I prefer to decide for myself when I connect and disconnect from the net, as most of what I do on my plastic brain box does not require the internet and that is the way I like it.
Thanks again
Nope when I power on my computer it doesn't automatically connect to the internet.

I have to open my browser to connect to my internet.

I can go into my network settings and disable my wired Ethernet connection if I choose to but why bother because I'll have to turn it back on every time I want to use my internet.

I have a half dozen computers Linux and Windows throughout my house and all can connect to the internet by opening the browser.

The biggest threat on the computers around the house is the Wife and grandkids not closing the browser when they're finished using it.:p
 
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