Cannot Surf Internet, but I can Ping

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Jan 27 15:40:27 UTC 2006

Steve Tripp wrote:

> It's a DNS issue.  In Gnome go to Administration and Networking then
> select the DNS tab.  If it is empty, find the DNS servers for your ISP
> (in your router's settings) and put them in there, although if you are
> using DHCP it is usually automatic.

Often, the router will contain its own DNS (and linksys routers do), so
setting the DNS address to the address of your router (usually
is often good enough.

However, as you say, the DHCP server in the router should have done this
too.  Does the OP have DHCP turned off?

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