My question is very similar to this one: Can ping but no DNS
I have setup a static IP on my previous Ubuntu versions - 9.04 and 12.04 - without issue. I have used an identical means this time as well. Namely manually editing the
/etc/network/interfaces file to set the static IP.
My router has the IP reserved for this machine. The machine acquires the desired static IP (I now get the networking issues message and extra 60 second wait at reboot). I can ping the router and 188.8.131.52 but I cannot look anything up. I cannot use curl with a domain name like google.com.
My windows laptop does not see it but I can access it by going to the designated static IP.
I tried using nslookup as suggested in the referenced question but the timed out without reaching any servers.