DNS lookup/ internet connection/ secure connection

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Finston Pickle
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DNS lookup/ internet connection/ secure connection

Post by Finston Pickle »

I am using Zorin 12 Ultimate which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 version of Linux.

I am using Slimjet as my main browser, but find its response is far slower that on my old Zorin 9 (Ubuntu14.04) laptop.

I often get various indications whilst I wait:

"DNS lookup" slow, "no internet connection" when my laptop Settings>network is shown to be working (blue) and slow "esablishing a secure connection"

No other home devices i-pad, internet TV etc. are having problems with my BT Home Hub 5 router (UK).

Internet search reveals things like stopping using the system proxy or editing the by the command line OR that one has to edit /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head by command line editing.

I think it is really a Ubuntu 16.04 issue but any detailed, proven solution would be welcome from anyone who has solved this issue using Ubuntu 16.04.

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oftentired
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Re: DNS lookup/ internet connection/ secure connection

Post by oftentired »

This does not belong in tips and tricks. I will move it to the General forum and make it sticky for 30 days to give it some time to be seen.
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Finston Pickle
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Re: DNS lookup/ internet connection/ secure connection

Post by Finston Pickle »

Things are much improved after I used Googe DNS for IP4:

8.8.8.8
and
8.8.4.4

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