I've just got a new broadband line set up but I can't get my Linux machine to do anything useful with it.
I can access the internet with my girlfriend's Windows laptop so I'm happy the modem/router is working OK. The Linux machine can access the router directly, but refuses to connect to google.com (etc.)
I'm guessing it's a DNS problem but I don't really know anything about networking and haven't a clue how to start trying to fix it. Any help would be appreciated. The DNS address seems to get set to the IP address of the router -- is this supposed to happen?
I'm using Ubuntu. My router is made by etec, and has a built-in modem.