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Thread: Wireless connected, cannot ping or browse...

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Wireless connected, cannot ping or browse...

    Hi guys,

    After a couple nights of playing with it I finally got my Broadcom wireless card working.

    For a while I could see wireless networks but not connect, I finally fixed this after hours of being lost.

    I can now connect to my wireless.

    Once connected I can download packages and install updates and software.

    i.e
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install amarok
    Worked fine.

    I cannot however browse the internet via firefox or ping web sites. I have tried disabling IPv6 and what not but no luck. Hopefully in these forums ill have more luck. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Re: Wireless connected, cannot ping or browse...

    fair chance you have nothing in /etc/resolv.conf

    you need a nameserver (preferably those of your internet provider

    example
    gksudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf
    nameserver 4.2.2.2

  3. #3
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    Re: Wireless connected, cannot ping or browse...

    resolv.conf file is populated like this

    Code:
    search home
    nameserver 10.12.42.5
    nameserver 10.12.42.6
    Any other ideas?

  4. #4
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    Re: Wireless connected, cannot ping or browse...

    I solved it, thought I would post what I did here for others having the same issue.

    Process:
    Redisabled IPv6 in /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
    Opened Network Manager
    Disabled Roaming Mode
    Configured for DHCP Auto


    I am not sure why this fixed it, since I was launching a dhcp client from the command line to begin with, but im assuming network manager was messing with some of the configurations somehow.

    Anyways it's fixed. Hope this helps someone else!

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