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Monday, May 25, 2009

Unable to ping from Terminal but able to browse using firefox?

Q: Unable to ping from terminal but able to browse the internet with browsers ?

Symptoms :
ping ----- works

connect : Network is unreachable

traceroute -n
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
connect: Network is unreachable.

netstat -nr
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface U 0 0 0 wlan0 U 0 0 0 wlan0

Ans : The system does not have a default route.

to add a default route: route add default gw 192.168.1.x (where x is the ip of the gateway)

For more information on adding a default route to the system read this

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