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Old 08-10-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
Jag Man
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Using Ubunto 9.04 and Firefox and cannot get onto the internet.


I have a network with both windows and a new Ubunto Linux computer. All the machines can see each other and communicate over the Home Network.
All the windows machines have fixed ip addresses but I havn't yet worked out how to set this up with the Linux machine.
The problem is that The linux machine using firefox cannot see the internet wereas all the other machines on the network can.
Any ideas please.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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welcome to LQ!

By implication, you have a router connecting all these computers. In such a setup, I would always use dynamic IPs (DHCP), but that's another story.

In the router configuration, you have to assign an IP to the port that the Ubuntu box is connected to. Then in the network configuration on the computer, you have to enter the IP. you will also need to enter DNS information---check to see what is used on the other computers.

If you have any more problems.....

Code:
ping www.google.com
ping 66.102.7.104  ##(one of the actual IPs for Google)  If this works, and the first does not, then it is a DNS issue.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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welcome to LQ!

By implication, you have a router connecting all these computers. In such a setup, I would always use dynamic IPs (DHCP), but that's another story.

In the router configuration, you have to assign an IP to the port that the Ubuntu box is connected to. Then in the network configuration on the computer, you have to enter the IP. you will also need to enter DNS information---check to see what is used on the other computers.

If you have any more problems.....

Code:
ping www.google.com
ping 66.102.7.104  ##(one of the actual IPs for Google)  If this works, and the first does not, then it is a DNS issue.

Thanks Pixellany,
I tried this with no joy. I have another machine that I had installed Ubunto 9.04 on the the same network etc. and all works fine, so I re-installed Ubunto from scratch and it is also now working fine!!
I don't know why, but thanks for you advice.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:52 AM   #4
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It's spelled Ubuntu*, with a U at the end.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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so I re-installed Ubunto from scratch
Why do people do that?
Why not search for the solution?

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and it is also now working fine!!
I don't know why
And you never will :-)
 
  


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