[Ilugc] Can ping website hosts but cannot access the webpages via Wifi

Mohan Sundaram mohan.tux at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 16:28:40 IST 2012

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Mohan Sundaram <mohan.tux at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Manokaran K <manokaran at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>> Am having a strange problem on Ubuntu 12.04 (also on 11.04 earlier). I
>>> have
>>> setup the network properly and am able to ping any website (google.com,
>>> yahoo.com...) but not able to access the web pages via the browser nor
>>> wget. Wget says: 'HTTP request sent, awaiting response....'. This happens
>>> only in Wifi. If I try through a wired connection it all works without
>>> problems. Even while Ubuntu cannot connect via Wifi my mac works on wifi
>>> without problems!
>>> What could be the problem?
>>  Obviously, DNS is not an issue as ping resolves the IP. HTP proxy could
be an issue. Most likely MTU issue. Does the wired connection go thro' a
different network/ISP? Try changing MTU to anywhere between 1450 and 1492
to check maximum value that works well.

- Mohan Sundaram

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