Can't open DiePi-Config: error checking connectivity

Is there a current problem with the dietpi-software repository? I get error checking connectivity even though connection to internet seems fine.

All the best.

Pls can you copy the error message you are facing. Thx

Sorry, I came back to paste it and found your message. Apparently ping to isn’t working from my area (south of Argentina).


  • Date | Sun 12 Apr 12:02:19 -03 2020
  • Bug report | N/A
  • DietPi version | v6.28.0 (MichaIng/master)
  • Image creator | N/A
  • Pre-image | N/A
  • SBC device | RPi 3 Model B (armv7l) (ID=3)
  • Kernel version | Linux DietPi 4.19.66-v7+ #1253 SMP Thu Aug 15 11:49:46 BST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux
  • Distro | stretch (ID=4)
  • Command | ping -c 1 -W 5
  • Exit code | 1
  • Software title | DietPi-Software

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PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 0ms


you are not able to ping which usually is a local network issues as this IP is part of Cloudflares DNS Server. We have seen some reports where Cloudflare was not reachable due to network devices like router or some ISP blocking it. is globally available IP address for Cloudflares DNS resolver:

Anyway if you like to change this, you can do it as follow.

Do nano /DietPi/dietpi.txt and search for the following 2 lines:

# General connection and DNS testing
# - IP to ping when checking network connectivity. Default: (Cloudflare DNS, should be very fast world-wide)
# - Domain to ping when checking DNS resolver. Default: (Cloudflare DNS domain, see above)

you can change it to and

It’s a similar issue like this

The internet here is acting up. I changed the “CONFIG_CHECK_CONNECTION_IP” in dietpi.txt to and now it’s working.

All the best! Keep safe.

probably you would need to change the DNS check because it’s pointing to Cloudflare as well. Maybe it can cause issues on a later stage.

Wish you happy eastern, stay save and healthy