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Pi not recognising Ethernet plug

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 am
by Moosehead1
Hey there,

I recently got my Pi for Christmas and I have setted it up and I went through a box of cables and I found a USB wifi adapter. I plugged it in and I had working Internet. Well, I went to power on my pi and I realised that the adapter had died. So, I Thought Oh well I will just use a Ethernet cable. Well me and my dad installed a cable directly from our wireless router and into my pi, but it didn't recognise it. I've been pinging google to see if it worked and tried editing the /etc/network/interfaces file but when I went to go ~$ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces file, it opened up but there was nothing in there. I copied someone interfaces file and just replaced the address and gateway with my details, but still nothing

Please help me.

Re: Pi not recognising Ethernet plug

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:44 pm
by Chapindad
Redo your image. Something is not correct in your system.

Try:

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dmesg | grep eth
See if a ethernet adapter shows up. If so then you have software problems and a re-image of the SD card will fix it.