Wired ethernet not getting detected

Issues related to configuring your network
lemic
Posts: 3
Joined: 2017/01/20 04:48:59

Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby lemic » 2017/01/20 05:07:53

Hello Everyone,

I have installed CentOS 5.11-x86_64 on my Lenovo T420 laptop. I'm unable to detect my wired ethernet.

I tried following an instruction from an older CentOS 6 post (https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8023) with a similar issue and managed to get the following results.

Code: Select all

[root@localhost Desktop]# lspci -nn | grep -i net
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1502] (rev 04)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] [8086:0085] (rev 34)

Is there any particular ElRepo kmod drive that I should install to get this working?

Would appreciate any help on this issue.

User avatar
TrevorH
Forum Moderator
Posts: 18938
Joined: 2009/09/24 10:40:56
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby TrevorH » 2017/01/20 07:37:31

That card should already be supported by the e1000e driver.

Why would you install CentOS 5 now? It has 2 months of life left before all support for it ends.
CentOS 5 died in March 2017 - migrate NOW!
Full time Geek, part time moderator. Use the FAQ Luke

aks
Posts: 2330
Joined: 2014/09/20 11:22:14

Re: Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby aks » 2017/01/20 19:24:35

I'm unable to detect my wired ethernet.

What do you mean? The interface is not available (as say eth0, or you don't get an IP address, or you can't communicate with other hosts)????
And as TrevorH said, if you're implementing a new host, just don't use C5, just don't.....

lemic
Posts: 3
Joined: 2017/01/20 04:48:59

Re: Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby lemic » 2017/01/22 06:59:44

Hi all, thanks for the replies. I am using Centos 5 as a test machine to test a system which (as I understand) is also implemented in CentOS 5

TrevorH, you're right that the driver was already installed. It was a hardware issue on my end.

On a similar note, is there any particular driver I need for the wireless to work? I believe that it is using Intel Centrino 6205 as shown below. This is currently not showing up under Network Configuration.

Code: Select all

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] [8086:0085] (rev 34)

User avatar
TrevorH
Forum Moderator
Posts: 18938
Joined: 2009/09/24 10:40:56
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby TrevorH » 2017/01/22 12:09:28

That card doesn't appear to have a driver on CentOS 5. On el6 it uses iwlwifi.
CentOS 5 died in March 2017 - migrate NOW!
Full time Geek, part time moderator. Use the FAQ Luke

owl102
Posts: 231
Joined: 2014/06/10 19:13:41

Re: Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby owl102 » 2017/01/22 12:23:08

lemic wrote:I am using Centos 5 as a test machine to test a system which (as I understand) is also implemented in CentOS 5

Why aren't you using a VM for this purpose, instead of trying to get CentOS 5 run on a hardware too modern for it?

lemic
Posts: 3
Joined: 2017/01/20 04:48:59

Re: Wired ethernet not getting detected

Postby lemic » 2017/01/23 19:23:23

Thanks all. The VM is a good idea - probably what I should have done in the first place. I'll try to get this going.


Return to “CentOS 5 - Networking Support”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests