Strange Internet Problems

Donald J. O'Neill donaldj1066 at
Mon Sep 6 18:39:10 PDT 2004

Hello Jason,

I'll try my hand at helping you. Please go to:

I have some questions to get you started on the way to being helped.

1)  What are you using to connect to the internet? A laptop that you 
are taking from place to place? Someone else's computer that is 
where you happen to be at the time? 

2)  How are you trying to connect to the Internet? Broadband or 

3)  What are examples of IP addresses that you are assigned by the 
DHCP server?

4)  What do you have in /etc/resolv.conf?

5)  What is the output of ifconfig

6)  What version of FreeBSD are you using? What is the output from 
uname -a?

7)  When your browser times out, are you trying to connect to the 
browser home page? or some other web site?


Donald J. O'Neill
donaldj1066 at
On Monday 06 September 2004 05:34 pm, Jason Dusek wrote:
> In certain places, I am unable to get on the internet even though
> I am recognized by the DHCP server and assigned an IP address. In
> most cases, I am not able to ping anything, but even when I can
> (for example at my parents' house, which is serviced by MSN) my
> browser times out. What is the name of this problem, and which
> section of the docs will help me to fix it?
> _jason


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