So with 7.10 release, I finally decided to replace my XP machine with Ubuntu. I burned a live cd, and popped it in, formatted it all, installed it. Didn't think I'd run into any issues I couldn't figure out, but here's what's happening. I can't, and can, access the net. Things like pidgin, firefox, synaptic packet manager packet downloader thing, don't work. My router sees the machine, and from the machine I could ping the router and my other comps. I tried pinging google, and received the packets back. So I pinged a few more addresses, all working. So I traceroute to google a few times and I see "local, router, dslmodem, qwest (city A), qwest (A), qwest (B), qwest (C), no-reply. To make things more interesting, I live in a campus town, off campus. I tried pinging and tracerouting their homepage. Took a while, but it went through. After which I could access their page through the net, but links off the site end up failing to load. So not sure what's going on. If anyone has any ideas let me know. I was thinking my ISP might be having issues tonight, but my vista machine is accessing everything fine. semi-cliffs: new ubuntu user. network should be set up correctly. Can see locals. All other attempts for internet access have failed except 1. Pings respond. Traceroutes go out but eventually no-reply.