Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, have a wired connection and ifconfig shows an IP address is assigned, yet I cannot access the Internet:

chetan@chetan-Aspire-E5-511:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f8:a9:63:e2:7e:37  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fec0::a:faa9:63ff:fee2:7e37/64 Scope:Site
          inet6 addr: 2002:b69e:138d:a:55b:4b1a:d048:b11a/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: 2002:b69e:138d:a:faa9:63ff:fee2:7e37/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::faa9:63ff:fee2:7e37/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: fec0::a:55b:4b1a:d048:b11a/64 Scope:Site
          RX packets:30795 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:195 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:2645473 (2.6 MB)  TX bytes:30866 (30.8 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:2021 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2021 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:140673 (140.6 KB)  TX bytes:140673 (140.6 KB)

I have seen similar sorts of question answered here, but the solutions are not working in my case or I don’t get it.

  • Do you have DNS servers setup? What happens when you ping something like – JakeGould Oct 11 '14 at 7:00

Can you provide more information? The contents of your


Like JakeGould said, what happens when you ping If that is not possible, can you ping your gateway?

Also start with basics. Check the cabling.

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