Lost internet recently - Wednesday's Ubuntu 9.10 auto upgrade?
I run an e machines laptop with Windows Vista and Ubuntu 9.10 side by side (choose on boot), just using windows for accessing my office PC remotely.
I used the internet normally on Wednesday, and upgrade manager ran as normal. Thursday, was out, so did not use laptop - Friday, no connection to internet.
I have done a bit of research - pinging tells me that the connection to the router is fine, but nothing to the internet. The same router is working fine for my windows desktop machine. After a frustrating weekend, I have thought of comparing settings on the desktop and laptop, and have found that there are 2 DNS server addresses on my desktop machine. Entering these into windows has got the laptop back on the internet using windows, but I cannot work out how to do this in system/preferences/network connections in Ubuntu.
Would anyone please be able to help a "non-technical" chap?
Probably unrelated, but I had to re-install Ubuntu quite recently, and the new installation does not recognise the wireless facility in the laptop - I have been using the ethernet connection for a few weeks.
Many thanks in anticipation