View Full Version : [ubuntu] PPPD Connected to Internet, Firefox won't browse web, NSlookup works.

May 13th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Hi all, i got pppd to work with the ATT broadband wireless in 8.04 but I can not browse the web with firefox. If I http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx it won't connect. I can do nslookup to domain names and ping with no problems.

If I load windows up in virtualbox, the firefox inside windows works fine.

I also noticed that if I connect to my home wireless router first, then do a "route del default" and connect to ATT Broadband Wirless, firefox will resolve domain names with no problems.

Does anyone know how to fix this? thanks.

May 13th, 2008, 07:37 PM
firefox 3 will start in offline mode on 8.04 if you use dialup. close networkmanager and edit /etc/network/interfaces. change lo to this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

it should now work (you might have to update the routing table or just restart)

May 13th, 2008, 09:52 PM
THat worked after I unchecked "work in offline mode". I didnt know it defaults to that. THanks!

May 28th, 2008, 09:24 AM
See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=800179&highlight=offline+networkmanager