My internet doesn't work
April 8, 2006 12:00 AM Subscribe
Linuxfilter: why doesn't the internet work?
posted by Drunken_munky to computers & internet (10 answers total)
So, let me preface this real quick. I'm fairly a experienced Windows guy, and my google/network fu is strong. However, this is my first real Linux attempt. I'm not afraid of the terminal, or writing any code, though, so please don't feel the need to dumb down anything.
Anyhow, here's my problem. I installed Suse 10.0 on my Asus Z9000 (1.7Ghz dothan, intel 2200 wifi card, Ati IGP9100 + whatever northbridge Ati supplies with that) laptop today. The install went fine, and everything was very shiny. But I'm having trouble with my network connection.
My router is using WPA encryption, but I don't that's the trouble. The laptop is able to connect to the router, and is assigned an IP, so that's alright. I can ping the router, other clients, and localhost, so that's alright too. What I can't do, is browse the web! When I try and ping google.com, host can't be resolved. If I put in the IP for google, it says network unreachable. But, I'm definitely connected to my router, so I'm a little confused. I thought it might be blocking DNS, so I've turned the Suse firewall off, but that didn't do anything.
What's the deal?