Questions about connecting to the Internet. "wireless" and "networking" might be better tags, depending on the question.

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How can I trigger something once I connect to internet?

I wonder how can I make the machine do something each time it connects to internet ? like checking for updates once I'm connected to internet ? Thanks
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How do I share my Ubuntu's Internet connection with a LAN (via hardware router)

I know this sort of question has been asked many times, and I've thus tried many ways to get it working, but I think my setup is a bit different from what I've seen others trying. I've got an Ubuntu ...
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Usual Wireless Password Rejected

I own an: Linksys WMP600N PCI Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band and have recently installed Ubuntu. It detects my home network (with about 3 bars), however, when I enter the wireless password (which ...
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Ubuntu One client does not recognize the internet connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Network Manager 0.8.999 and Ubuntu One I am using Ubuntu One in Ubuntu 10.04 with Network Manager 0-8.9997-git. The Ubuntu One client does not recognize the internet ...
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How to switch internet access over multiple ISP connected via LAN ports?

I have two lan ports, I am connected to two different ISP simultaneously. I am aware that I can use only one ISP at a time. My problem is how to switch active ISP? I want to do this because sometimes ...
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Does dnscache really improve the surfing speed?

I have installed dnscache (dnscache-run) from Ubuntu repositories and I have increased the CACHESIZE and DATALIMIT to 256MB (268435456). Today I have tested it with one domain: google.es. I have ...
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How to use a proxy on the command line?

I can set my proxy username and password along with proxy settings in the proxy ui but these settings do not work on the command line. How can I use apps such as wget & ping on the command line ...
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Internet is often very slow in Natty

I recently upgraded from Maverick to Natty on a dual boot with Windows XP. My Internet worked great at first, but more and more frequently I have been experiencing slow connection, not just on the ...
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What gui internet speed testing applications are available?

I want a GUI internet speed testing application (a webapp will suffice if it is not flash) .
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Generate IP address to bypass shared IP

My ISP forces a shared IP on their users, is there a way to generate an IP address to bypass it? Even if bypassing shared IP is not possible, what are the methods to set/change a unique IP address?
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Connected to WPA-secured network, but no internet [closed]

My Ubuntu machine can connect to my WPA network, but there's not a trickle of internet to be found. It works fine with another (but farther) WEP network. Windows system on the WPA network work fine ...
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How do I tether to a Nokia E61 mobile phone?

I have a Nokia E61 mobile phone with 3G internet connection. When I connect it to the computer via USB cable and choose IP pasthrough, this line appears in the list of network connections: Wired ...
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Is it possible to use Windows Internet Connection Inside Virtual Box Installaion

Suppose I install Ubuntu on a Virtual Box, will I be able to use my Windows Internet connection, which is connected through a wireless device that Ubuntu is unable to detect?
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Ping option to know whether net is not in a proper way

I need the option of ping which,If the net is disconnected, the pinging need to be stopped.Now if the net connection lost,It will wait and will continue after net came..
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Transmission causes internet to stop working - log off required to make it work again

After some time of downloading torrents via Transmission the internet connection stops working, causing both torrents and sites to not load. This only happens on my machine (meaning other ...
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Can connect to internet only via proxy

After attempting to use a VPN client (Astrill), I can no longer access the internet through my Ubuntu installation. The VPN was setup as piece of software, not something to be used through Ubuntu ...
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Installing apt module without internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Identifying and Downloading Dependency for an Offline PC How can I take an apt module from an internet enabled Ubuntu and get it to a USB for a non internet install? I ...
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How do I make the script to run automatically when tun0 interface up/down events?

I use VPN client to connect to my corporate servers. It creates tun0 interface after starting the client. I've written script which install specific routes point to tun0 interface and rest to use ...
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How do I share my connection with ICS and an Xbox 360?

Update Ok so after some playing around I found a GUI way to setup Internet Connection Sharing in ubuntu 11.04(Natty), Remembering that I am using gnome 3. We have the network Manager Applet up top ...
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Installing wireless modem, commands, connecting to internet, get packages [closed]

hi, im newbie in ubuntu 11.04. i installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my machine (dell inspiron 1564). my wireless adapter is dell wireless 1397 mini (broadcam). i found a driver package for linux in my device ...
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Why am I experiencing super slow Internet browsing & downloads?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 and it works perfectly. I recently upgraded to 11.04 and now the internet is very slow; when browsing it would take quite a while to ...
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Just updated Ubuntu to 11.04 and my wired internet is down! Help?

Okay, I just updated Ubuntu to 11.04 and my wired internet connection is down. The old setup used a static IP, but I'm not even interested in maintaining that. I just want wired internet access. ...
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Cannot upgrade, “could not download the release notes” error [closed]

here is happening everytime after I click the Upgrade button at Update Manager fyi, my internet connection is ok because my Gwibber is always working and giving me the latest tweet and also i can ...
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Detect internet connection

On Windows, if there's no internet connectivity for whatever reason and the connection to the network is perfectly fine, a small icon shows on the network icon in the notification area. Is there any ...
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Why does my Transmission client tell me my tracker list contains invalid URLs?

When I type in custom trackers into the tracker list, and try to save the list I get a message saying: List contains invalid URLs Am I doing something wrong?
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Network icon shows an Internet connection, while ping does not

I am an Ubuntu user for the last couple of years. Recently facing problem to connect my new laptop into the Internet. I have an ISP connection which provide me a NAT address. I changed all the ...
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How do I set a network proxy with Network Manager?

I am a student and using Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 as dual boot. In my college, we have a proxy server, so all I need to use the internet is set the proxy settings in Preferences -> Network ...
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Installing BSNL UTStarCom 300R2U ADSL2+ Modem via USB port

anoop@blackTiger:~$ lsusb Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0451:6060 Texas Instruments, Inc. RNDIS/BeWAN ADSL2+ Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00cb ...
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How to setup a Wireless Access-Point using my laptop's WiFi card?

want to share my Laptops (running Ubuntu 10.10) Broadband with my Android (Galaxy Mini) running 2.2.1. Since Androids currently do not support ad-hoc networks so the "Create new wireless network.." ...
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Where do I find the Google Talk plugin once it is installed?

When I try to download google video chat plugin, it tells me that my country is restricted from using their services , however I manage to do it using some software. Where is it installed in my ...
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Only a few internet pages will load

Okay, I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my hp 2140. For some reason it will only display some webpages (google and reddit work). It will download and install updates and applications fine, but doesn't ...
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captive portal vpn

I'm sitting in a pub which promises wifi but in fact only seems to allow http and https over their standard ports, so no github, and no connecting to my home machine over ssh. How can I bypass all ...
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Application for watching online TV

Is there a desktop application that is able to browse and play online TV channels (similar to browser extensions like chrome tv)? I found democracy player, but there are no channels. The application ...
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How to set two runing internet connections at same time?

As the title say, I can't find the option how to set two internet connections running at same time. The problem is, when I want to watch IPTV (ethernet connection) and browsing on the internet (wlan ...
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Connecting to Internet Through Another Computers Connection

I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 (server edition) that I want to connect to the Internet, but it's Wireless card isn't working properly, so on the recommendation by a friend, I tried to ...
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No internet connection on Dell Mini 9 after upgrade

I upgraded initially from Karmic to Lucid and then right to Maverick (all in the same day) and since then I've not been able to get online at all. It sees the ethernet but it won't connect, and it ...
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Will two Internet connections be utilized by default?

If I have two connections to the Internet (one via eth0 and the other via wlan0), will both be utilized by default? ...or do I have to make some adjustments in order to have applications take ...
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Can I force my Huawei E1550 modem to be usable on another network?

I have huawei e1550 3g modem and it is locked to network operator "Idea" while using through windows(which I don't like). Is it possible to use another network operator on this modem on ubuntu or Is ...
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How to connect to the internet reliably

I have a DSL internet connection. For a long time the internet functioned fine in Ubuntu using the default Network Manager. Recently however, my ISP was bought by another ISP, and the service name had ...
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How to Install Linux on my PC [closed]

Hi i need some help to install the drivers from my pc, on Ubuntu 10.10 i just installed it, and i a newbie on Ubuntu, but i understand a bit of Windows...but i want to try ubuntu and then Maybe change ...
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Nokia N73 unable to connect to laptop

I am connecting my Nokia N73 through data cable with my laptop which has Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I connect using Windows, it gets connected and I can browse all the files and folders in my phone ...
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Run OpenVPN service on connection to internet

How can I make a OpenVPN run automatically whenever my system is connected to the internet?
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Software to show amount of data transfer of each process

I am noticing some unusual network data transfer activity. Is there any software that can show the amount of network data transfer is process is doing.
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How can I check Internet connectivity in a console?

Is there an easy way to check Internet connectivity from console? I am trying to play around in a shell script. One idea I seem is to wget --spider http://www.google.co.in/ and check the HTTP response ...
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Can I connect to multiple networks for double bandwidth?

If I used one wired connection to ISP_1 and another wireless connection to ISP_2, can Ubuntu benefit from both, such as running bit-torrent and getting twice the bandwidth?
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Stick with ipv6 or go back to ipv4? [closed]

Recently i came upon a discussion , saying that for a better network performance you should disable ipv6 and use ipv4 instead.Considering that ipv6 is very underdeveloped and more buggy , then its ...
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How to limit download/upload speed for specific users? [duplicate]

I want to setup an ubuntu server in which some users are limited to a specific download/upload speed.Is it possible? I know about Wondershaper, Trickle or similar tools but I don't want to limit ...
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Traffic shaping (like cFosSpeed)?

Under Windows one of my favorite software packages was cFosSpeed, a traffic shaping tool. It yields major performance improvements when, for example, having a video conversation while downloading a ...
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Mobile broadband not connecting

My BSNL CDMA 1x is detected in Ubuntu 10.10. When I am trying to connect with it (after required settings - user ID & password), after about a minute NetworkManager displays a message "Network ...
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Cannot connect to Internet after using Windows XP on dual booted machine

I have a dual booted Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10 box (AMD64) and i have an unusual problem in that after connecting to the internet on Windows. I can not connect using Ubuntu. I don't believe it is ...