I have searched the forums for this problem, but haven't found anything that applied to my situation.
On Ubuntu (Lynx), I can't access www.google.com, www.google.hu, www.google.*, or gmail.com, or 188.8.131.52 from: chromium, arora, firefox, conkeror, or midori. All non-google related websites work fine -- unless they have google ads.
I can't access gmail from sylpheed (my e-mail client either).
I can ping, however.
I can access all of the above from my laptop, which is running Debian Lenny. Both computers are connected to the same router with cables. my laptop is very old and slow, so while google works on it, browsing the web on it is painful because the computer is ridiculously slow.
The problem is intermittent: sometimes rebooting fixes it, but a few days/weeks later it starts up again.
I use opendns for my dns servers.
all this is from my ubuntu computer:
pthalo@linija:~$ ping google.com
PING google.com (184.108.40.206) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from lm-in-f106.1e100.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=59.3 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f106.1e100.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=53.0 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f106.1e100.net (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=51.9 ms
--- google.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 51.947/54.764/59.301/3.250 ms
pthalo@linija:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by NetworkManager
One thread mentioned that the problem was moblock blocking google, but I don't think i have moblock installed -- not sure what it is, but "apropos moblock" turned up nothing. other threads mentioned that non us people were having trouble accessing google sometime in June. I am located in Hungary, but so is my laptop and it's accessing google fine.
I am not using a proxy.
pthalo@linija:~$ traceroute google.com
traceroute to google.com (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
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pthalo@linija:~$ wget google.com
--2010-07-10 17:01:48-- http://google.com/
Resolving google.com... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, ...
Connecting to google.com|18.104.22.168|:80... failed: Connection timed out