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Old 06-08-2006, 11:04 AM   #1
chris_i
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Smile Cannot get Internet access on newly installed Ubuntu v5.10


Hi

I am completely new to Linux...so hopefully someone can help me get on line with it?

I have just installed Ubuntu v5.10 on my PC but cannot get on the Internet with it... I have an broadband modem (Actiontec model GT701-WG) connect to my PC which works when I boot up on my windows XP partition but not with Ubuntu. My broadband provided is UKonline....hope this is enough info.


Thanks,


Chris.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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Does ubuntu detect your ethernet card?
What type of ethernet card do you have?
Are you being issued a IP via static or dynamic?
Is your ethernet setting set to static or dynamic?
Are you using a proxy?
Do you possess the DNS server ips. (You might need to add those.)
 
Old 06-13-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi :-)

Thanks for your questions...I have tried to answer some of them:-

Does ubuntu detect your ethernet card?
YES

What type of ethernet card do you have?
D-Link DFE-530TX Fast Ethernet Adapter

Are you being issued a IP via static or dynamic?
Is was on static but have been told to change to Dynamic by my ISP (DCHP)...then they told me that's all the help they will give me as they don't support Linux :-(

Is your ethernet setting set to static or dynamic?
Don't really know but it works in windows...

Are you using a proxy?
NO

Do you possess the DNS server ips. (You might need to add those.)
Not sure :-(


Can you tell me should there be additional info in the "Network Settings" as on the "General" tab Hostname= Ubuntu, Domain Name is blank, also under "Hosts" I have allot of Ip Addresses but don't know why they are there...e.g. IP Address= ff00::0, Aliases = IP6-mcastprefix....?

Thanks for your help :-)
 
Old 06-13-2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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try
system settings > network settings
click admin mode and enter your password
highlight the network entry then click configure interface

check the settings
ensure that it is enabled and set to auto DHCP

save settings and then try your connection ...
 
Old 06-15-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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I am really struggling here as Auto DHCP is enabled. I have even upgraded to Ubuntu v6.0.6 LTS but still cannot get onto the web e.g. Google but what has confused me even more is that Ubuntu downloaded the system updates...from the web!!!??? I really want to start using Linux but I may have to stick to Windows :-(
 
Old 06-15-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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Setting an address in /etc/resolv.conf did it for me. I gave the address of my router.

In /etc/resolv.conf, enter the line:

nameserver 192.168.1.1

or whatever the address of your router, or dns, happens to be.

Can you ping yahoo.com?
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:09 PM   #7
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Hi, am a Newbie and not sure where to enter "nameserver 192.168.1.1" in Ubuntu 6.0.6

How do I ping yahoo.com?

Can anyone explain how Ubuntu can download its updates but I can't get on to the internet? :-(
 
Old 06-18-2006, 11:25 PM   #8
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To answer two of your questions:

1. You don't have to enter "nameserver 192.168.1.1" The number in "nameserver 192.168.1.1" is an IP address. It is unique to walterbyrd's router. First, you need to find out the IP address of your own router or dns, then you can replace 192.168.1.1 with whatever number is the one you need. If you use a router, try the IP address of the router, else your isp might be able to help you find your dns IP address. (However, i don't really trust the knowledge of those working at isp companies.) You should really try to ping yahoo. It could give more insight into the problem.

2. To ping yahoo.com, open a terminal.(Applications => Accessories => Terminal)
Then type: ping yahoo.com

Post any output you get.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 06:51 AM   #9
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Hi I am still suffering from this problem i.e. no internet access :-( Could it be to do with the fact that my ISP (UkOnline) uses PPPoA and not PPPoE ? Any help would be very much appreciated.

Regards,

Chris.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 01:17 AM   #10
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Hy, i'm using Kubuntu 6.06, and have the same problem, except that after i have installed it, the internet worked fine until i restarted my machine.what could i try?
 
Old 07-20-2006, 05:46 PM   #11
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I am having the same problem. It gives me a proxy script error. I have the same problem when trying to use adept to get updates. i am using kubuntu, but have the same problem in ubuntu. I can get on the internet if i put in the dns, but i still can't get adept to fetch updates.

I am on an IBM T30.
 
  


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