Kubectl - non local - wget not working

Can anyone explain why I can’t curl/wget, etc when I am using a different cluster that isn’t the default “local” one?

You need to provide much more detail. Running curl/wget from where.

I suggest you describe the steps you are attempting and the outputs you observe.

Let’s see:
Cluster Explorer → Kubectl ->:

wget google.com

wget: bad address ‘google.com

No problem on local k3s which is default after installing Rancher via Docker:

> wget google.com
Connecting to google.com (
Connecting to www.google.com (
saving to 'index.html'
index.html           100% |**************************************************************************************************************************************************************| 15105  0:00:00 ETA
'index.html' saved