Just installed 8.2.0 two days ago and everything went smooth as silk until I tried to connect to the Internet.
I was surprised because during setup it seemed like everything was automatically configured correctly and the installation
proceeded past the section where the connection is detected and configured. However, once installed, it says the connection
is connected but a web browser and ping will not work.
I've gone through many 'fixes' that I found posted elsewhere in the forums but I still can't connect to the Internet. Changing the DHCP on or off or
changing the DNS addresses and/or the computer's IP address and subnet mask all don't seem to work but maybe I'm entering the wrong thing.
The connection is very simple. I'm not trying to stream video to my TV or set up a whole house full of electronic devices, etc.
One computer is connected via Ethernet cable directly to my ISP's modem/router. That's all. It's DSL from the phone company. There are no
other choices in my area except satellite. Well, of course my smartphone connects to the WiFi but that has nothing to do with the computer.
The network adapter built into my motherboard (an EVGA Z87 FTW) is an Intel I217-V. The Linux driver at Intel for this device
is called the 'e1000e' driver. I do not have this driver installed. Or at least I didn't install it myself.
Debian may have used that driver and the adapter itself seems to working fine because when I go into 'Network' or
'Network Connections' it shows the proper MAC address of the adapter. The icon in the lower right of the desktop in the notification area
claims that I'm connected just fine.
One fellow on another forum said that he realized he had made a very simple mistake and was trying to set up an Ethernet connection
when he should have been setting up a DSL connection. That didn't work for me either. The service I get from my ISP is pppoe_0_0_35, if that helps.
I'm sure the problem is simple and the solution is probably something like "Make sure you don't put a check mark in so-and-so box."
Can someone advise me on what I need to do as far as settings to get on the Internet? I'm dual booting with Windows 10 so I have to
reboot and read up on some idea or the other then reboot back into Debian again to try the fix.
I'm sure there is a report or something that I can generate in Debian that will help someone much smarter than me to pinpoint the
problem but I don't know what that is so you'll have to ask and I can get it for you.
Thanks in advance for any help provided.