My new Raspberry Pi cannot connect to the local network. (Other computers have no problem, neither when using a router, nor when using a switch; the Raspberry Pi works with neither; the network cable works fine with other devices.) When booting into NOOBS (1.3.2 as well as 1.3.3), the initializing dialogue box does not go away, but installing Rasbian is no problem (when using NOOBS Lite, I cannot do anything). Rasbian seems to be working fine except for the network connection. When I run "sudo ifup --force eth0," the following happens:
I have tried a numbers of solutions found when searching. I have not been able to find a similar problem (with the LAN connection) among Raspberry Pi owners. A problem with the networking equipment is not plausible as other computers have no problem with the equipment (including the network cable), regardless of the switch used.Listening on LPF/eth0/b8:…
Sending on LPF/eth0/b8:…
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
[then some other intervals]
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database – sleeping.
I would be grateful for any help. I do of course hope the problem can be fixed, but if there is some way to determine if the Raspberry Pi is malfunctioning, I would like to know so that I can exchange it for a new as soon as possible.