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

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Updated to 14.04, can't connect to the wireless network

So I dug out my 5+ year old netbook, and updated the Ubuntu to release 14.04 (from 10.04) and now it can see the wireless connection and it says it connects to it, but it does not load any pages in ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - 802.1x

I recently updated form 15.10 to 16.04, I live on a campus, and we have to sign in for internet through 802.1x. I did everything same as I did it on 15.10, but I can't sign in on ubuntu 16.04. After i ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” with ttf-mscorefonts-installer on Ubuntu 16.04

I have been receiving notifications about "failure to download extra data files" from update notifier. It asked me to download fonts in request from the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. However, ...
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Unable to access internet from devices connected over WiFi hotspot with Ubuntu 13.04

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and till couple of days ago I was able to connect to internet using the hotspot connection I had created previously when I started using Ubuntu 10. But two days back I noticed ...
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No internet at all with Ubuntu 16.04

For the first time I am really struggling with this version of Ubuntu. The installation runs perfectly, and even downloads missing files/packets during the setup via my ethernet cable. Then when I ...
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slow internet in ubuntu 16.4

I have installed Ubuntu 16.4 recently, but it seems internet is really slow, not opening any page. Most of the time it is saying page can not be displayed. I have tried all the possible solution ...
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Configure two network interfaces on Ubuntu 14.04

My computer is running Ubuntu Server 14.04, and is connected to two networks at the same time (i.e., local network A with IP 192.168.1.30, which has access to Internet; and another local network B ...
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How to tell whether your computer is using wifi or ethernet to access the internet

While running Ubuntu 14.04, my laptop has both its Wifi turned on with a saved wireless network in range, and an ethernet cable plugged in (which leads to a Devolo homeplug from the same network). If ...
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Intenet on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm having trouble connecting to the internet on Ubuntu. I did try to set up a wireless connection in the connection settings but that has not worked, I checked if Wi-Fi spots were listed but it ...
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Trying to connect to the internet, no WiFi symbol in the top right

Title says it all. I'm trying to connect to my WiFi network, but the WiFi icon that's supposed to be in the top right corner is no where to be seen.
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So, I am on ubuntu and there is no wifi option in the top right corner [duplicate]

I tried going to the network settings but it said that something is not compatible with the version that i am on or something like that. Please help me.
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No network connections after 16.04LTS install

On a fresh install dual boot win7/16.04LTS. Internet woirks fine on windows but I have no wired or wireless connection on ubuntu. It would just try to connect forever. I can not ping google, and I can ...
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Troubleshoot personal internet failure, vol. 2

This a follow-up from here: Troubleshoot personal internet failure, where: sudo service NetworkManager restart was proposed. However, Internet failure again today. I did the restart, but this ...
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No “eth0” listed in ifconfig -a, only enp0s3 and lo

So, I setup my Ubuntu box with VirtualBox, default settings - simple ISO image launch. After installing Ubuntu, I proceeded to test multiple programs, and everything was working fine. I have full ...
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No internet connection with Netgear N300 WiFi usb mini adapter

Good afternoon fellas, I am trying to connect a desktop to my wifi network using a Netgear N300 mini adapter. The stick connects to the network but fails to connect to internet. I can see the device ...
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Live USB distros won't stay connected to internet

After booting an Ubuntu 14.04 Live from USB I connect to the internet everything works great for a few seconds, then the internet stops working. It doesn't say it's disconnected or anything like that, ...
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internet connection problem ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I upgrated ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. After that I do not have internet connection. Is there anyone has faced the same problem and has fixed it? It is seems that is connected to the internet and is ...
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What are alternative reasons for low network connectivity?

Excluding this, as I have tried all methods listed on this site. And excluding this and this, they are in the aforementioned site. What are possible causes for a software based slowdown of internet. ...
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Connected to wireless, but no internet access

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 a week ago wireless internet had been working fine. It stopped working yesterday, however, and I'm at a loss for what to do even after scouring replies to similar posted ...
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How to connect to the internet by using 'huawei power-fi e8231?

I have just installed ubuntu-MATE in my computer. previously i was using fedora 23. when i was using my huawei power-fi e8231 data card in fedora then whenever i inserted the data card into the usb ...
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Question about installing ubuntu

I have 3 questions about installing ubuntu Please help Me. How much space I have to give to swap partition? My ram is 8GB. We check two options when installing Ubuntu (one is mp3 fluendo plugin and ...
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WiFi connection run very slow in Ubuntu 16.04 (USB Stick)

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 beside Windows 7. I use TP-Link TL-WN821n. Ubuntu normally installed, seems that USB stick driver was installed automatically. but the internet connection is ...
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Ubuntu won't detect my Dell 1395 WLAN mini wireless card

I had just downloaded Ubuntu alongside windows using WUBI. I love Ubuntu but Ubuntu doesn't seem to recognize my wireless card. I have read elsewhere about installing the Ndiswrapper but that requires ...
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Troubleshoot personal internet failure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and we have Wifi in the house. Lately (every 2 days), my laptop fails to connect. The Wifi sign loads forever (you know the white lines going bottom-up recursively). The issue is ...
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Set specific network interface for internet access (II)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with MATE, and my problem is that when I use a local Ethernet cable to access local network via a router (which is not connected to Internet), and at the same time Wireless (or ...
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Problem with Acer Aspire D255E getting on web

My Acer Aspire D255E logs onto my home lan, but when I run Firefox I get: Firefox can't find the server at start.ubuntu.com. My network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn ...
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Wired Connection Icon shown in Menu bar, although connected to a Wireless network

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my laptop. I connect to a "Wireless connection", provided by my hostel. It devices connected to the wireless connection have to access the web through a proxy. ...
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How to configure Bluetooth Tethering (Smartphone/Laptot) to autostart automatically when I turn on the computer?

I would like to know the way I turn on my computer and it active automatically my Bluetooth Tethering connection (my Internet connection). Now every time I turn on I have to do it manually. Do I have ...
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I cannot update my computer with the GUI updater due failure of internet

I opened the GUI update manager to update. But it gave this window: So I clicked try again, and it did the same. Then I clicked Settings... To see if I'd broken something. I could not see an ...
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Wired network not able to detect

I tried "<"ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 74:86:7a:24:26:4a inet6 addr: fe80::7686:7aff:fe24:264a/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 ...
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16.04 can't connect via DSL

I am on a DSL network which wont connect in Ubuntu 16.04. Tried all the mentioned solutions here, none of them worked. Also pon dsl-provider is not an option for me.
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i have wifi problem with my ubuntu suddenly

########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 23 Apr 2016 01:48 EET +0200 Booted last: 23 Apr 2016 01:19 EET +0200 Script from: 27 Sep 2015 00:34 UTC +0000 ##### release ...
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After the upgrade to 16.04 LTS, internet won't work

I have upgraded to 16.04 LTS (from 15.10). Wi-Fi and LAN both shows connected, but internet is not working. I have done re-installation of Broadcom wi-fi drivers (through additional drivers), ...
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How to route all internet traffic through Tor (the onion router)?

Could you explain how to route all internet traffic through tor? I am using Ubuntu I really don't know how to do it. Actually I am using tor for twitter only, and I'm afraid of DNS leak. So I need to ...
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Slow connection (or no connection at all) to Google services on Ubuntu

I'm having problems connecting to Google services (and only Google services) from my Ubuntu. By Google services I mean: GMail (and Inbox) Google Plus Google Drive Hangouts Redirection from the ...
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Kinda newish to Ubuntu, and I need some internet help

I've Ubuntu on a dual boot, and I primarily use Windows. I was having an issue where my machine would completely crash when I tried to log in with the GUI. So I figured that I could get an update from ...
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Slow download speed 15.10

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I get about 300KB/s download speed, also when I run speed test shows 5Mb/s connection when I really have 100Mb/s. What could be wrong with my computer?, I had no ...
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Just installed 15.10 but can't connect to the internet

Installed 15.10 manually (windows dual boot) without connecting to the internet and still can't connect via wifi or ethernet. System info: TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Express-Low-profile Gigabyte ...
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ethernet disconnected, shows up in ifconfig

I am running 11.04, no remix. After installation, I could use wireless networks, but not ethernet. When I click on the connections menu item, it says Wired Network disconnected How do I fix this? ...
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Create WiFi hotspot on ubuntu

Although many questions have already been asked regarding WiFi hotspot, I didn't get any of the solutions working for me. I connect to the Internet using a 3G Dongle of Huawei 3772 (Vodafone). The ...
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Anonymous Internet browsing

Could you please suggest me a good anonymous internet browsing application for Ubuntu?
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Connect my LG G3 on USB for Internet on Ubuntu 12.04

I have my phone (LG G3) and Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to use the foxfi app to connect my LG phone to my computer. My phone can only use that type of connection, but I don't know how to do the sudo ...
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Video playback causing system freeze, are settings for add-ons incorrect?

While online my system keeps freezing while watching video, with the error message “This window might be busy and is not responding. Do you want to terminate the application?” . At that point I have ...
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Issue with setting up multiple IP addresses on Ubuntu Server

I want to set up two IP addresses on my system for access through LAN. This is my config on my other system. Desktop Installation My desktop installation runs with multiple IPs added through ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 having troubles with internet connection (first time boot)

This is my first time that I've installed Ubuntu on this machine and I'm running the 15.10 version (most recent one). I installed Ubuntu and all seemed fine. I went ahead and connected to my home ...
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Cant connect to LAN after moving to an optical fiber connection

I use Ubuntu Server via VirtualBox. We have just changed the office internet to an optical fiber connection and the internet on UBUNTU stopped getting recognized, even though when I open the browser ...
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Unable to connect to the Internet using wired connection, even when its plugged in

I recently clean installed Ubuntu without dual boot, so everything was erased, but now I'm unable to connect to the Internet, even using wired connection. On "Connection Information", it says it is ...
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Can't connect to WIFI Access Point in 14.04

I am using Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (14.04). I have my WIFI driver installed properly. When my computer starts, and if an Access Point is saved, it will connect to it. It works fine for 5 miutes or so ...
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VPN in non-browser applications?

I am at a boarding university with restricted internet access (most broad-band using sites (YT, other video sites, gaming content sites) are blocked). I can bypass the YT blockade easily in browsers ...
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New Linux Install. After competion on reboot the Internet connection icon has disappeared

I am a new user to Linux. I have completed a fresh installation (removed windows) onto a HP Nx7300 Laptop Standard 1gb of RAM with Ethernet card inside using a WIRED connection. Everything seemed fine ...