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I am able to connect to my home network, but Firefox and Chrome will not connect to the internet. How can I fix this? I am using a wireless laptop. I have troubleshooted that my network is working, and I am currently using my home network with a Windows laptop I borrowed from work. Both browsers worked previously from home and the public network at the library. I am very new to Linux.

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I also found a link and tried pinging. I did not receive anything when I tried to ping google.com. I put in ping 74.125.237.18 and got back PING 74.125.237.18 (74.125.237.18) 56(84) bytes of data. The link said that this means I have a DNS problem, but I have no idea what this means or how to fix it. –  Jennifer Oct 4 '12 at 2:52

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Insert your DNS servers to /etc/resolv.conf file. If you don't know your DNS servers insert the following details to your /etc/resolv.conf.

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4
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