Cannot ping outside university
Gabriel M Dragffy
dragffy at yandex.ru
Tue Sep 5 00:07:30 UTC 2006
On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 18:10 +0100, David wrote:
> About fie weeks ago I installed Dapper on a Dell Inspiron 6000
> laptop. Everything was going great, I configured the eth0 interface to
> get onto the university network and I could connect to Ubuntu
> repositories and I downloaded various software eg. GRASS, R etc.
> Then some days later I lost the internet connection. I do not know
> why. I can still ping my PC and the PC can still ping the laptop. But
> the laptop cannot ping websites or repos.
> To make matters worse, we need this sorted within the next 24 hours!
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You might want to look in to DNS as a culprit? What are the DNS servers
used on the PC? What are they on your laptop? Usually
under /etc/resolv.conf and perhaps listed in /etc/network/interfaces
Also universities may use some kind of proxy system, is yours setup OK
to cope with it? Is it possible the university changed it's system in
More information about the ubuntu-users