wireless connection

Russel Caldwell caldr704 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 13:30:34 MDT 2006

I am using Actiontec with DHCP. I'm also using the newest version of
Ubuntu.I'll try your suggestion and see if that helps. Why would it work
better with Windows? I was tempted to install Windows just to see if it
would work with Windows.

On 6/2/06, Jake Pollmann <jake.pollmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/2/06, Russel Caldwell <caldr704 at gmail.com> wrote:
> <SNIP>
> > don't know if I did anything to cause it to go down. Since then I can
> ping
> > out fine and Firefox is able to get to Google sometimes but can't seem
> to
> > get anywhere else. It seems to partially get to a website and then kind
> of
> > dies before it completely makes it. I'm wondering if it is the modem and
> > whether a router might solve the problem or whether it would be
> something
> > else.
> <SNIP>
> Russel,
> Please provide more details.  What modem are you using?  (Guessing
> Actiontec) What OS (Guessing recent Linux)?  Are you using DHCP?
> This smells like the notorious Actiontec DNS flaw.  The Actiontec
> works well with Windows, but has problems with other OS's.  The fix is
> usually statically assigning your non-windows boxes IP addresses and
> name servers.
> If it is linux, take the line with out of /etc/resolv.conf
> and see if your system behaves better.
> HTH,
> Jake
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