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MY ISP is AT&T. I have their Westell DSL modem, with a bridged connection to a Linksys wireless router. The router is connected via ethernet to a dead computer: a 7 year-old Dell desktop that will boot up but shut down right away. I have been able to connect multiple laptops wirelessly to this network. I thought an ethernet connection was required in a home network such as mine? The cable has been plugged into a dead computer for several months and frankly I'd like to get rid of the desktop. What exactly is the ethernet requirement - just to be plugged into a port? Could I theoretically just yank the ethernet card out of the desktop and use it instead of the whole dead system?

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I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on my Acer Aspire One netbook.The wireless connection works great, but the wired is totally dead.

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If I do ifconfig, this is the output:

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:1659 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1659 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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