View Full Version : Intermittent Network and Ping problems

April 5th, 2010, 08:04 AM
I'm on a dual boot with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) and Vista.

Every now and then my wired network stumbles and during browsing, I get "looking up..." which never resolves.

It's not a DNS problem because when this happens, I can't even ping my router. ping (router IP) gives me nothing, no message and no diagnostics. The cursor just moves to the next line and stays there.

I can't ping any website like google using either ping google.com or ping The ping just doesn't work.

Currently the only way to get my network working again is to create another network manually with the same settings and then switch between them. This seems to clear up the problem till the next time it happens.

Another way for me to kickstart the network is to visit my wireless router admin page on the browser (even though ping doesn't work, I can still connect on Firefox). Just viewing the page instantly brings the network back to life.

This doesn't happen in Vista though and I've also disabled ipv6 from grub. Any ideas as to why this is happening?