[xubuntu-users] Connection issue with Sprint 4G Mobile Hotspot

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Tue Jan 1 13:50:05 UTC 2013

On 01/01/2013 08:41 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 12/31/2012 10:09 AM, theuteck at gmail.com wrote:
>> On Sunday, December 30, 2012 02:21:38 PM Charles Collins wrote:
>> I am a new convert from Microsoft Windows, and have 12:10 Xubuntu
>> installed.
>> The problem is with the wi-fi connection to our 4G Sprint Mobile
>> Hotspot.  Sometimes it works fine, but most of the time I get a screen
>> when attempting to access a web page that says:  This Web Page is not
>> Available.  The server at www.xxxxxxxx.com <http://www.xxxxxxxx.com>
>> can't be found because the DNS look-up failed.  And it continues with
>> suggestions which I have tried.  A friend helped me do the conversion
>> from Windows, and is pretty adept at finding his way around, but this
>> has him stumped as well.
>> The wireless connection shows to be fine, and the whole time I'm having
>> this trouble, my wife is surfing without any problems on her computer
>> that uses Windows.
>> While far from being an expert, I do have some basic understanding.  So
>> if you can make suggestions in laymans terms, it would be greatly
>> appreciated.
> Worse comes to worse, you can try this....
> open a terminal
> cd /etc
> type: more resolv.conf
> It should contain what Network Mangler sees as your name server IP
> addresses. If it's empty, there you go!

Unfortunately, most modern systems simply have
in there, relying on NetworkManager's configs to point at the real 
nameserver. But what Ric describes should work.


 > If you're feeling froggy then
> use an editor as root (sudo gedit resolv.conf) and just add your correct
> nameserver addresses. Here's mine:
> ric at iam:/opt$ more resolv.conf
> nameserver
> nameserver
> Just plugin your correct addresses supplied by your ISP. Sometimes you
> have to get it's attention ...with a shovel.
> Make a backup of your existing file first, just in case.
> sudo cp resolv.conf resolv.conf.old
> You can always copy it back. I loathe Network Manager (Mangler) :) Ric

More information about the xubuntu-users mailing list