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I am trying to do a netinstall of archlinux (done that quite a few times before) but i cant get the internet connection to work on my machine. i used the same settings of the previous (working!) ubuntu and windows 7 installation. hostnames get resolved proberly by the dns server but ping, traceroute, wget, curl, ntp and everything else does not work.

the only information i foound is this from 2011: Internet over Ethernet: DNS works, ping doesn't (Windows works, Linux doesn't)

i think the solution would be to add the computer to a windows workgroup (dont ask me why, i just faintly remember that this fixed that problem two years ago) but i dont know how to add the live installation system to one.

ifconfig eth0:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:C7:0D:42:93
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::208:c7ff:fe0d:4293/64 Scope:Link
RX packets: 1229 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1044 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:155445 (151.8Kb) TX bytes:166845 (162.9 Kb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xb800




Destination    Gateway    Genmask    Flags    Metric    Ref    Use    Iface
default    UG    0    0    0    eth0    *    U    0    0    0    eth0


Resolving,,, ...
Connecting to||:80... failed: Connection timed out.


traceroute: Warning: has multiple addresses; using
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1  * * *
2  * * *
3  * * *

I just installed the base system of archlinux using a core installer. i configured the netwerk the same way i did on the installer-livesystem and as it is configured on windows 7 and was before on ubuntu and i still have the same problem :(

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Have you tried pinging ip-addresses? Does your iSP require you to login to use internet, i.e pppoe? If so, only having dns makes sense until you provide credentials. – Mattias Åslund Apr 11 '12 at 10:12
sadly this also does not work :( – yaccin Apr 11 '12 at 10:15
Sounds like you didn't set the default gateway or set the default gateway incorrectly. – David Schwartz Apr 11 '12 at 10:17
default gw is which also works on win7 and ubuntu on the same machine and every other machine in the office :/ – yaccin Apr 11 '12 at 10:24
Does the default gw know how to contact the 10.1.13.X segment? – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Apr 11 '12 at 12:25

One way to make this happen would be as follows:

  • Have a DNS server on your LAN, for example a router that acts as a DNS forwarder.
  • Correctly configure /etc/resolv.conf
  • Make a mistake when manually configuring the default gateway in /etc/sysconfig/network.

For a more accurate answer, it would help if you updated your question with

  • some sanitised information about your configuration, location of DNS server, routers.
  • actual error messages for whatever "does not work".
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DNS Server & Gateway is (i also added and as DNS Servers. My IP Address is and netmask is – yaccin Apr 11 '12 at 10:30
I do see as default route (both destination and flags UG) – yaccin Apr 11 '12 at 10:41
This makes sense. Local traffic works (DNS server Remote doesn't. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Apr 11 '12 at 12:24
@yaccin: Traceroute shows your default gateway not responding. I'd suspect some firewall rules in the router may be causing problems. – RedGrittyBrick Apr 11 '12 at 12:37

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