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I recompiled my kernel the other day and everything seems to be working just great, accept my network connection. The connection itself seems to be fine. I can ping any address without any issues. However, when I try to access a web page or receive my email the applications just sit there. It's as if the applications (firebired and evolution) don't see the connection and therefore do nothing. Does anyone have any ideas??
I don't know how much effort you're willing to put into diagnosing this problem. Maybe there is something very weird wrong with the kernel you compiled. The quickest solution might be to go back to the old kernel.
What kernel version are you running by the way ? Have you applied any patches or is it a stock kernel ?
One of the few hypotheses that fit your symptoms is that the IP layer of the networking stack is working but that the TCP layer is somehow broken. But I don't think there's any way to configure the kernel like that, normally.
I got this problem too, but it works fine in some places!
I got this same problem - I can ping domain names on the internet, but cannot browse, apt, etc.
The difference is that my setup works fine in serveral places like home, theater, cyber coffee shops, but not at some location like a shop I work at.
My eth0 is a wireless card and it gets an ip address, resolves dns, etc no problem. But in certain places I get Connection refused from all services but ping. I have even used nmap with some success. I am fairly certain this is not a firewall issue. I thought I had it pegged as a hardware issue (buggy wireless driver orinoco_cs) but recent trouble shooting has put that into question. More info is at my previous thread: