How to troubleshoot network connectivity issues on Ubuntu?


by adelia , in category: Networking & Wireless , a year ago

How to troubleshoot network connectivity issues on Ubuntu?

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by georgiana.senger , a year ago


If you are experiencing network connectivity issues on Ubuntu, here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Check if the network interface is up and running: Run the command "ifconfig" or "ip addr show" to check if the network interface is up and has an IP address assigned to it. If the interface is down, run "sudo ifup <interface-name>" to bring it up.
  2. Check if the DNS is working: Try to ping a domain name, such as "ping". If the ping fails, it may indicate a DNS issue. Check the contents of /etc/resolv.conf file to make sure it contains valid DNS servers. You can also try to use a different DNS server to see if that resolves the issue.
  3. Check the network cables and connections: If you are using a wired connection, check the cables and connectors to make sure they are properly connected. If you are using a wireless connection, make sure the wireless router or access point is turned on and working properly.
  4. Check the firewall settings: Make sure that the firewall is not blocking the network traffic. You can check the status of the firewall with the command "sudo ufw status". If the firewall is active, you can add exceptions for the necessary ports or services using the command "sudo ufw allow <port>/<protocol>".
  5. Check the routing tables: Use the command "route -n" to check the routing tables and make sure that the default gateway is set correctly.
  6. Check for updates and restart networking services: Run "sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade" to check for any updates that might fix the issue. You can also try restarting the networking services with "sudo systemctl restart networking".

If none of the above steps resolve the issue, you may need to seek additional help from a network administrator or an Ubuntu support forum.