In this article, we will discuss how to fix the No Internet Connection issue after you installed Ubuntu 20.04. It is very often observed that after installing Ubuntu 20.04 either on a Physical Server or on a virtual machine, if you try to connect Internet then it won't work. This usually happens when your network interface is not given properly due to which it is not able to fetch the IP from dhcp. I thought to put together all the steps which I followed to solve this issue.
What is Netplan
According to Netplan official website, it is a utility for easily configuring networking on a Linux system. You simply create a YAML description of the required network interfaces and what each should be configured to do. From this description Netplan will generate all the necessary configuration for your chosen renderer tool.
Solved "No Internet Connection After Installation of Ubuntu 20.04"
Network Connection in
Ubuntu 20.04 is managed by the
Netplan. So first you need to check the current settings of netplan from
/etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml file. You can use utility like cat command to check the YAML configuration as shown below.
root@localhost:~# cat /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml # Let NetworkManager manage all devices on this system network: version: 2 renderer: NetworkManager
rootuser. You can also use root user or any other user with sudo access to run all these commands.
If you check the above file carefully then you can see that it does have enough information to run the Internet Connection. So we need to generate a new configuration using YAML file. For that first you need to move all the old yaml file under
/etc/netplan to some other file as shown below.
root@localhost:~# mv /etc/netplan/*.yaml /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml mv: '/etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml' and '/etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml' are the same file
After renaming the file, you now need to create a new file by using
nano /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml command. This YAML file will let the interface named
enp0s3 get an address via DHCP.
root@localhost:~# nano /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml network: version: 2 renderer: networkd ethernets: enp0s3: dhcp4: true
Press Ctrl+X to save and exit the file. Above file is space and indentation sensitive. Then run
netplan generate command to generate the configuration.
root@localhost:~# netplan generate
Finally, apply the configuration by using
netplan apply command.
root@localhost:~# netplan apply
Then check the Internet connection again by using ping google.com command. We are now getting the response which confirms that the issue of "No Internet Connection" is now solved. Hopefully, this will help you as well.
root@localhost:~# ping google.com PING google.com (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ced1s06-us-f14.1e100.org (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=1 ttl=114 time=67.4 ms 64 bytes from ced1s06-us-f14.1e100.org (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=2 ttl=114 time=134 ms 64 bytes from ced1s06-us-f14.1e100.org (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=3 ttl=114 time=73.8 ms 64 bytes from ced1s06-us-f14.1e100.org (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=4 ttl=114 time=70.4 ms 64 bytes from ced1s06-us-f14.1e100.org (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=5 ttl=114 time=91.6 ms 64 bytes from ced1s06-us-f14.1e100.org (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=6 ttl=114 time=107 ms
20 thoughts on “Solved "No Internet Connection After Installation of Ubuntu 20.04"”
I followed the instructions but still have no internet access. Also, changing renderer from "Network Manager" to "networkd" disables wired network management in the Ubuntu desktop.
Thanks for your feedback.
Actually, in my case changing renderer to networkd and adding ethernet interface with dhcp on solved the issue. You can keep the renderer same as Network Manager and only add the ethernet interface detail and check if it solves your issue.
I install Ubuntu Server 20.04 on my system. Then I install Ubuntu Minimal Desktop for the GUI. But when I open the network icon is not there. But I can surf net. Problem is when I go settings to set up my Google Account, I cannot as it says ¨No Internet Connection - Connect to set up online accounts
I follow your advise and the outputs as below. May I know what could be the problem
jq@asus:~$ cat /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml
cat: /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml: No such file or directory
If you don't have /etc/netplan/01-network-manager-all.yaml file in your system, then you can create this and proceed with the steps. Please try once and let me know if it works for you.
Thanks & Regards
It work when I change network renderer from networkd to NetworkManager
Great to hear that it worked. Thanks for your reply.
This worked for me. Did exactly, key by key what was suggested to type and presto, all good. I am on GCP with a nomachine RDP connection and all is working.
Great to hear that!!
Thanks for your valuable feedback.
Same issue here, did the steps as described and managed to get telegram work and connecting to Internet but all the rest still doesn't work. Any suggestions?
Worked well for me. Thank you.
I get an error saying: [ Error writing /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml: permission denied ] after following the above steps. I just installed Ubuntu and am unable to get any internet connection.
Could you please check if you have sufficient permission to edit this(/etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml) file ?
How would I check for such permission? I am brand new to Linux, so I'm a tad bit confused as to why I wouldn't have full permission to run the command.
Could you please share the output of below command from your system ?
2) sudo -l
A Co-worker of mine looked at my system while I was out of town on a business trip. After a while of messing with the system, it turns out the Ethernet Ports had been given a last priority protocol in the BIOS to where they were disabled. After changing their priority, Ubuntu now recognizes the ethernet port just fine. Figured I would provide an update since other users may run into the same problem when buying a second-hand server motherboard.
Thank you for the help though!
thanks man, the ethernet connection perfectly working now after following your instructions. But the wireless is not working.
i have a file called this: 50-cloud-init.yaml
do i remove it and create a new file ?
I have same issue , filled up as the above values , but it is still failing saying as
ping: google.com: Temporary failure in name resolution"
Actually I have used openvPN support Bridge connection in side the virtual box to provide the Network connection with QEMU. I can do TFTP from Virtual box to QEMU. but it is failing to connect with google.com , so I have restarted the
"systemctl restart systemd-resolved.service" & have removed the files in /etc/qemu-ifup & /etc/qemu-ifdown files, still I have same issue
can you please let me know how to resolve the issue.