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Old 09-11-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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I can ping the IP address but i can not connect/browse the internet

Hi ,

I was able to configure my network connection using wvdial.
Now i cannot browse the internet at all but i can ping the ISP.
I had tried to use Firefox , Konqueror & Epiphany browser but it failed although i did many configuration in the browser/proxy but no avail & whenever try to use any website address to test the browser( )
it displayed ( Name is incorrect/wrong/invalid ).

Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this?

Old 09-11-2006, 12:42 PM   #2
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cat /etc/resolv.conf
you should see something like


If not you need to add one or use dhcp

You must have a dns server.
Old 09-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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Sounds like a DNS problem. For the record try pinging, that is Google.

/etc/resolv.conf is where your nameservers should be but pppd will create a resolv.conf in /etc/ppp and wvdial may do the same so look around for a resolv.conf and then a simple symlink in /etc should fix it.
find / -name resolv.conf
Old 09-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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Hi ,

I was able to browse the internet after checking the file /etc/resolve.con

Thanks guys for help , i realy appreciate .


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