I have had some problems with my internet connection. After installing SonicWall Netextender and connection to my Office VPN and disconnecting again i do not have internet access.

I can ping and other IP-adresses, so it actually just seems to be a DNS problem, but when i connect to Netextender VPN again (this time i have to use IP-adress) i can browse via VPN again...

I have tried to uninstall netextender but that does not solve the problem.. Can you help me?


I had the same problem.

Open /etc/resolv.conf - where netExtender puts your office DNS entries. Delete them and put your prior DNS entry in.

I really would like to know how to force netExtenderGui to clean resolv.conf.

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    Yeah, that was also what i found out. It is quite strange why it does not clean up after itself... – dhojgaard Feb 9 '14 at 11:48

It does clean up after itself. The problem is that resolv.conf is a symlink. NetExtender backs up the file and restores it but changes it from a symlink to a real file. The rest of the software is updating what the symlink points to.


It is better to use the " --dns-only-local" option. This way Netextender won't update the /etc/resolv.conf file.

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