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First time user of ubuntu. Running for 6 days no problem. Running vers. 13.10. Try connecting to the internet, being told pages not available. WiFi access and other connected devices (this Android tablet for example) are fine. Uninstalled ClamAV, just in case, checked ufw firewall (disabled) and tried pinging a few ip addresses without any joy. Subsequently, logged on the ubuntu laptop using the guest account,fired up Firefox and connected and was able to surf happily....for about 5 mins then same thing.Now unable to connect using either my account (with chrome) or the guest account with Firefox. All other household devices using the same internet connection are all fine. Confused. Any advice appreciated, worried now that I may not be able to work tomorrow :-(

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are you using dhcp or a static ip , put the result of cat /etc/resolv.conf –  nux Mar 2 '14 at 14:15
Hey nux, DHCP. Please excuse my igorance of terminal commands, but what is cat/etc/resolv.conf? –  Eliot Mar 3 '14 at 7:13
Anyone please? :-( –  Eliot Mar 3 '14 at 8:44
OK, sorry, being an idiot. Typed in cat /etc/resolv.conf and output says nameserver search domain.name –  Eliot Mar 3 '14 at 8:48
Does that mean anything to anyone? –  Eliot Mar 3 '14 at 8:48

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