I have a problem. So, when I connect to any wi-fi station I can't use google or yandex. I solved that. The thing was in dns. I added google dns servers to 'resolv.conf' and it worked fine. However, after reconnection it does the same thing and I have to write manually or with script to set dns. Is there any way to make this process automatically when the computer connects to the network? I tried to do it through the network/interfaces post-up and if-up.d . But it didn't help. The code is like that.


auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    post-up /etc/network/ssh_and_dns_start



echo "nameserver
nameserver" >> /etc/resolv.conf

exit 0
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    See askubuntu.com/questions/2321/… – Panther Dec 26 '15 at 14:08
  • @bodhi.zazen Thank you very much! But is there any chance to set default dns settings? Or should I add these dns to every network manually? – Дима Долгополов Dec 26 '15 at 16:00
  • What are you trying to do exactly ? In the link there are several options to set your dns server. And what do you mean by "dns to every network manually"? – Panther Dec 26 '15 at 18:33
  • @bodhi.zazen there is a method for setting dns for one network through Network Settings. But I want these setting for every network that I will connect in the future. Kinda default settings. That is my question. – Дима Долгополов Dec 27 '15 at 14:44
  • Those settings should work on all networks you connect to. – Panther Dec 28 '15 at 16:42

Try adding this to /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

interface "wlan0"{
  supersede domain-name-servers,;

The way I did it was hackish and probably not the way you would want to do it, but if you just need the bleeping thing working...

So I had set up Kali connected to ethernet and when I went to add a wifi connection, no DNS. /etc/resolv.conf pointed to something like /run/resolvconf/... which pointed to yet another thing.

There's not the option to sudo yourself and vim /etc/resolv.conf - for a few reasons. So logout, login as root, delete the symlink /etc/resolvconf/... points to, then vim /etc/resolv.conf and add the nameservers you want, e.g.

nameserver your.gateway.ip



Before this, you can try

root@kali# dhclient wlan0

to get some information. I didn't find it very helpful. Editing the wireless connection settings with the GUI didn't work for me, even though it picked up on the nameservers. I just went ahead and deleted the symlink for /etc/resolv.conf and created /etc/resolv.conf, and all was fine.

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