Re: Fedora seems to be connected to the Internet... but it's not.

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As soon as I sent my last email I figured out what's wrong. :P Just to  
test something out I Entered in Google's IP address and it worked! So  
I think I've got a DNS issue here...

On Feb 20, 2010, at 17:11, Patrick O'Callaghan <[email protected]>  

> On Sat, 2010-02-20 at 19:10 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>> Seth writes:
>>> So, I just installed Fedora 12 onto a current model 15" MacBook  
>>> Pro, and
>>> it's connected to the local network just fine, but I'm having a  
>>> little
>>> trouble with the Internet. I can download new applications from the
>>> repositories, so I AM on the Internet, but it appears that the only
>>> website I can visit is Fedora's website. I cleared the cache and  
>>> tried
>>> again and could still go to
>>> <URL:>, but if I try to  
>>> go to any
>>> other website, Firefox tells me I'm not connected to the Internet.  
>>> I'm not
>>> an expert at Linux, so I would like to stay away from the command  
>>> line if
>>> at all possible.
>> I see two possibilities:
>> 1) You are not connected to the Internet. When Firefox detects that  
>> there is
>> no network connection, it will serve pages that it previously  
>> cached, out of
>> its cache, but when you try to load a page that it has not cached,  
>> it will
>> tell you that you're not online.
>> 2) Firefox is not correctly detecting your network status, and  
>> falls back to
>> offline mode, leading to #1. From the "File" menu, uncheck "Work  
>> offline",
>> then try to browse to,,,  
>> any page
>> that you have not visited yet.
> In relation to (2), Firefox detects it's online by asking
> NetworkManager. If NM thinks it's not online, that's what FF believes.
> NM will say it's not online when it's not managing the interface, even
> when the interface actually *is* online. The solution is to check the
> appropriate box in system-config-network.
> poc
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