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Just recently I've been able to connect to my wireless network, but I can't actually access any websites. I can access my routers administration page entering the numeric IP. I also discovered I can ping some numeric IPs ( and for example, but not www.google.com).

I'm on 12.04. I don't believe it's just my home network, as I can get on-line at work either. Though there I first have to log-in through a webpage, which I can't access, so it's a little hard to tell where the issue starts there.

I'm suspecting something DNS related since numeric IPs work, but have no clue where to go from here.

Edit: responding to comments

I can use the stack exchange IP

Looking at those two files it appears trying to use my computer at work messed up my DNS

# /etc/nsswitch.conf
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.

passwd:         compat
group:          compat
shadow:         compat

hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
networks:       files

protocols:      db files
services:       db files
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files

netgroup:       nis

 domain search4me.epic.com
search search4me.epic.com dhcp.epic.com
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Can you include the output of traceroute www.google.com and What are the contents of /etc/nsswitch.conf & /etc/resolv.conf ? –  Achu May 2 '13 at 13:28
Suggests DNS server not working does get you to the stack exchange site? If it does then all we need to do is configure DNS. –  Warren Hill May 2 '13 at 13:30
And I deleted resolv.conf and now it's working fine. Of course I have no resolv.conf now. –  Rob Mosher May 2 '13 at 23:58
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