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Old 10-30-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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No Internet Connection on Fedora - local ok

Hi all,

I am having a difficulty getting internet access.
The machine is partitioned and running xp and fedora. No problems under xp.

Under Fedora, I can see web sites that are local, the school's web sites...etc.
But nothing else.
Here's some output:

~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:72:2A:28:86
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::213:72ff:fe2a:2886/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:19334 (18.8 KiB) TX bytes:1881 (1.8 KiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 b) TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)

~$ route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

and i did a traceroute to a google ip just for the heck of it:

~$ traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 ( 0.250 ms 0.206 ms 0.201 ms
2 ( 0.297 ms 0.236 ms 0.228 ms
3 * * *
4 * * *

Any suggestions you might have will be great.
Thank you.
Old 10-31-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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ok, you're giving a problem based on a very high level view of the network, a web browser depends on a lot of other things, which we'd need to explore.

1) can you ping
2) can you run "curl" ?
3) do you have valid name servers in /etc/resolv.conf?

from the traceroute it would suggest a firewall or routing issue further up the path, maybe there is no return path to that network from where the *'s start?
Old 09-08-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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Try Network Device Control in the menu. Setup the hardware, the ISP, username and password etc. Answer all the questions in the window. YOU may need to scroll down to see all the window questions. This could possibly be repeated information from an installation attempt to setup YOUR networking for YOUR distro during the install. I feel YOUR pain. The Network Device Control setup is effective and works. It is worth the time and trouble. As mentioned, the Firewall and router could also be disrupting online access.


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