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Like I said the wifi indicator says it's connected to the internet with like all of the bars (I'm right next to my wifi box) but, when I open up firefox, it won't connect to any website as if there was no internet connection. And when i go to install something in the ubuntu software center it acts likes it's going to install something and then it fails almost immediately. It's something to do with this particular netbook and/or xubuntu 14.04 install. Help?

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Please, give us more details. Edit question and put output from command route, host goggle.com and ping 8.8.8.8 –  2707974 May 29 at 11:49

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i kind of had a similar issue once. At work i had no problem with connecting to the web with my Xubuntu 12.04.4 installations, though at home my laptop connected to the but was super slow. I was fiddling about it for a couple of days and finally found out that my wifi adapter was in energy saving mode. Maybe its worth a try.

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