View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems with Ethernet Connection

June 20th, 2008, 12:11 AM
I am having problems connecting to the internet. I have a computer upstairs hooked up to my dsl modem and a D-Link router hooked up to that, from which I have an ethernet cable hooked up down here.

Now the problem basically is that I am able to go online some of the time, but sometimes it tells me the page cannot be displayed on Firefox.

June 20th, 2008, 12:24 AM
It's a shared connection? Or is your modem connected to the router?

When this happens, are you able to ping the upstairs computer?

ping <hostname or ip>

When this happens, are you able to access the internet when using the upstairs computer?

June 20th, 2008, 12:38 AM
the modem is connected to the router.

I haven't tried pinging it, which ip do I ping for my upstairs computer? Its running on Windows Xp btw.

June 20th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Try xp computer and router.

June 20th, 2008, 02:14 AM
try changing DNS servers to opendns - and