I have this random network failure. No error pops up, the system says it's still connected to the internet(wifi and wired).
The problem is, I can't connect to anything, even a ping google.com gives no feedback.
This only affects eth0, wifi is still working correctly, the cable and the port are fine.
I know this because when I boot my device, it is connected to the internet, skype logs in, but when I want to open a connection to anything else(browser, vm, ping or whatever) it drops out, saying it is still connected and no errors.

I noticed that the /etc/resolv.conf contains this line:


I had a random 3 sec connection, after which it dropped out again, and this line was added in the resolv.conf

search lan

When I change the nameserver to, I am still unable to connect to anywhere.

Does anyone got a clue what is happening here? I will provide any information asked.

Thanks in advance

p.s. I run Ubuntu 13.04, and started after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

  • You write "When I change the nameserver to, I am still able to connect to anywhere." Did you mean to say "I am still UNable to connect"? – jdthood Jun 28 '13 at 11:27
  • @jdthood woops, yes I meant that – Dr_Bunsen Jun 28 '13 at 13:32

One known bug that could be affecting you is this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dnsmasq/+bug/1003842

Try disabling the local forwarding nameserver. In NetworkManager.conf

gksudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf


sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

comment out the line dns=dnsmasq


and save the file and restart NetworkManager.

sudo restart network-manager
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  • Aren't we supposed to use gksudo for graphical things that use sudo? Not that it works differently – Dr_Bunsen Jun 30 '13 at 19:01
  • The gksu package isn't installed by default. But I will edit the answer to mention it because gksudo seems to be preferred for launching graphical applications with root privs. – jdthood Jul 1 '13 at 14:42

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