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  1. #1

    Can't get online

    When I returned from two days travel, my linux computer has stopped finding the internet.

    ifconfig shows the gateway as I can ping the gateway.

    whereas my Windows computer (plugged into the same ethernet router) shows the default gateway as The windows computer finds the internet normally.

    If I try to ping either or (the windows computer) from the linux computer, it returns:

    "Network is unreachable"

    When I first installed Ubuntu (10.4) on the linux computer, I inadvertently gave it a different network name from my Windows computer. I haven't had time to try to figure out what to do to get them to talk to each other.

    So I would like to get the linux computer back on line and while at it, get the two computers to talk to each other.

    I have no idea where to start. Please assist

  2. #2 in first post should be (typo)

    Router is DHCP

    robert@Intel-i3-550:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 48:5b:39:94:28:00
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:44 Base address:0x4000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr: Mask:
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:149712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:149712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:11433552 (11.4 MB) TX bytes:11433552 (11.4 MB)

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    Is this an inactive forum?

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer MASONTX's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Mason Texas
    It's generally quite active. Guess the right person, one who knows what to do about your problem, hasn't seen it yet. Other than refering you to this generic link, I would recommend deleting and reinstalling the link to see if that solves your problem. A recent update may have messed up your drivers, so you could try reinstalling those also. Not my area, so sorry I can't be of more help.
    Registered Linux user #526930

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    It's a little slow due to the holidays but it's a very active forum most other times.
    Post the output of
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