I have a Pi running a version of raspbian 64bit.

It works on my home network and my previous hotel network. However, different week, different hotel and my pi starts kicking up this error: Temporary failure in name resolution.

I boot, log in, ping google.com fine. Then I try to do something a little more stressful with the network and boom. Errors. Killing the app still doesn't allow me to ping out.

It is the same network as which my tablet is on (which I am using to write this). This seemingly doesn't get any errors - I can stream Netflix on it. Also using fing to perform a speed check is fine from my mobile.

Is there a checklist of things I can do to reinforce the connection to be more resilient?

Update: Would giving myself a fixed up address help? I see that I am usually assigned so if I manually give myself that address what would I use for the internal router. I did a traceroute but that only returned external IP addresses. Is there a way of finding the router IP?


Try setting up your RPi to use Google DNS (, see here) instead of whatever the network suggests.

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  • Done that. Still get temporary failures. I also get failed to start Raise network interfaces. Without that line it gets the green at boot. – graham.reeds Jan 7 '19 at 18:42
  • Also resolve.conf already has nameserver in it. – graham.reeds Jan 7 '19 at 18:47

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