I've been using Puppy for a few years and haven't had any real problems in the past with my ethernet/PPPOE connection. I have Puppy (frugal?) installed in a Windows partition a la Lin'n'Win. Although I can set up PPPOE with Roaring Penguin, I can no longer reach any web pages when I use Puppy.
I also have LinuxMint 14 installed on the same laptop in an ext4 partition and am on the internet all day long with the same ethernet card and PON. Every live CD/DVD I've ever tried with this laptop/ethernet card/PON lets me access web pages without any problems.
I didn't use the internet for a while with Puppy and this problem may have started when I switched from ADSL to FTTH. I can't ping to any URL but traceroute works just fine. Does anyone know what's wrong?
Joined: 20 Jul 2010 Posts: 2595 Location: New Zealand
Posted: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 13:58 Post_subject:
I do recall reading a thread somewhere (which I can't put my finger on at the moment but I think it may have been a very old post from jpeps...) where he described a similar symptom and said that once he deleted his DNS information the problem disappeared.
When I had a similar symptom recently I tried unsuccessfully to find the DNS info that needed deleting (I guess it could be in multiple places...) and I had to resort to deleting my savefile instead. Could you try renaming/hiding your savefile and see if the problem goes away?