[Ilugc] Strange problem connecting to the Internet
roshan at arjie.com
Fri Aug 27 19:56:20 IST 2010
On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 15:38 +0530, Girish Venkatachalam wrote:
> I am as clueless as you are. ;)
> However I would do the following:
> 1) Look at the "My Network places" -> TCP Properties -> and find out
> the default router and so on.
> 2) Try dhclient and find if I get the default router on my linux box.
> 3) Use nameserver as 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 as DNS
The settings on both Windows and Ubuntu are identical. I also use
Google's 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 always on my computers (though that's a
good tip) but unfortunately, the Ubuntu computer was unable to ping
126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52 or 4.2.2.[1-7]. Weirdly, NetworkManager would not let
me configure the DNS settings either. The 'Apply' button was greyed out.
However, in a surprising development, after I put my laptop under
suspend and then brought it back up later it connected and now works
pretty much flawlessly except for signal being oddly low and the
wireless network running at 1 Mb/s. I believe this is just erroneously
being reported, though, since I can download at 230 kB/s from the
Thanks for your help!
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