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Wifi problems with rtl8723be in Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual booted my Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. The wifi driver is Realtek rtl8723be. It didn't use to work but I updated the kernel to 3.18 and reinstalled the driver and that seemed to ...
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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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14.04 - Network manager stopped working

When I started my laptop, there was no network service, and also no network icon in the top bar. It gives an error when I start OS like "Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 experienced an internal error". When I ...
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no Wi-Fi on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Asus notebook with MEDIATEK MT7630e

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed it today, but the first thing I encounter is that I can only connect to the Internet through wifi. Can someone help me? iwconfig result : eth0 no wireless ...
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Setting-up Beetel BG64 3G USB modem in ubuntu 13.10 [How-To]

I have just bought a Beetel BG64 usb modem. This modem is working fine on Win 7 but not in ubuntu 13.10 (saucy). I have tried a lot, but still not working.I have posted the output of lsusb & usb-...
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How do I get a Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 gigabit ethernet card working?

I bought a new computer, hoping to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have successfully installed both OS, but in Ubuntu I have no connection to the internet, even though the ethernet cable is ...
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How to share my WiFi Internet via WiFi? [duplicate]

I am connecting to a WiFi network through my laptop in Ubuntu. Now I need to share my Internet connection with my wife's netbook because her netbook is not able to connect to that WiFi network ...
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How to merge multiple Internet connections into one?

My PC has a total of 4 NICs, 2 wired Gigabit Ethernet network cards and also 2 wireless network cards. (One Broadcom with proprietary drivers and Ralink with open source software, which works much ...
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Can not access Internet (DNS names do not resolve) after update today

I have been using Precise for a few weeks now for work with no problem. Today, I am not able to access any website using either wired or wireless connections. I installed the updates today which ...
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Internet slow on Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP i7 Laptop. It is dual-boot setup along with Windows 8. Ubuntu ----installed on--> SSD 32Gb Windows 8 ----installed on--> HDD Problem: Internet works much ...
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Setting up a pppoe connection in Ubuntu?

I have a new broadband connection and i want to connect it using ubuntu. I have a user name and a password, nothing more. I want to know how to connect to such network, how to create the connection?
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How to connect to Wired internet connection through terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with KDE on it. I am facing a problem in connecting to wired LAN internet connection. Can any one tell me the procedure on how to connect to wired LAN internet connection ...
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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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Using shortkeys to search the internet for a term selected in a text editor/viewer

It seems possible (as I learned from a comment to this question made by user55822) to use a command in order to search a term on the web by using "keybinding" the way Aretha is used. What the ...
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How do i find out which program is using internet and how much? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which process is eating up my bandwidth? Sometimes there are unusual Internet activity in my Computer. Modem's lights are always blinking and When I open ...
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Slow wired internet connection on Realtek RTL8168-8111 (Rev 6)

I keep on seeing issues people are having with their wireless. I am having an issue with being wired into my router. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 the other day, on my custom PC. The motherboard I have ...
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Wired Internet doesn't work on ubuntu 12.04

Wired internet works on Windows but doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04. I set it up manually. I am sure I did everything correctly. It even says Connection established but Internet doesn't work in any ...
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How to redirect a URL to a custom IP address?

I have an Ubuntu machine that I'm using as my home Internet router. It uses a USB mobile broadband modem as its Internet connection, and shares this with another router (via the router's "Internet" ...
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How to check Internet Speed via Terminal?

Instead of going to sites like speedtest.net, or others, I want to check my current Internet speed from the terminal on Ubuntu. How can I do it?
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Micromax 3G mobile internet modem not being detected

I have Micromax 3G modem, and I inserted it in the USB port, but it is not being detected by Ubuntu 12.04, that I'm using from a Live USB. I tried creating a mobile Internet connection, however, ...
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Install BSNL evdo card in Ubuntu 12.10

I want to install BSNL EVDO Rev A USB Data Card Model No.:T-U500 on my laptop which is double booted with both ubuntu and windows 7. BSNL evdo works well on windows 7 and I tried to install it on ...
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how to connect android phone with ubuntu 12.04 laptop for accessing laptop's internet connection over wifi

i have an android ics phone and i want to use my wired internet connection on my laptop through wifi. it can be done easily on windows 7 using softwares like virtual router or connectify. is there ...
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How to share internet access between Ubuntu and Windows guests OS in VirtualBox?

Using VirtualBox. There's two Virtual Machines, Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. On Ubuntu: There's two ethernet interfaces. Bridge interface (eth0) who can access the internet. ping www.google.com ...
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Killer Ethernet 2400: no wired internet

I have a Z170 Gaming K6 motherboard with a killer ethernet 2400. I have just installed Ubuntu but I'm not getting any internet even though I connected it with a wired connection to my router. I have ...
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Unable to download packages from Ubuntu Software Center - “Check Your Internet Connection”

Whenever I try to install any package, I get the error "Unable to Download Packages", "Check your Internet connection". But the strange part is that I can use synaptic to download and install the same ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 - cannot connect to internet with wired or wireless connection

I just installed Linux and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows 8 on my HP Pavilion. First, I had problems with the graphics card and it said it could only operate in low graphics mode.But it just stall ...
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Using Terminal as a web browser [duplicate]

I've found that terminal can be used for various purposes. This will be great if I can use it as a web browser. Is there any way to use it as a web browser??
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Monitoring inbound and outbound internet traffic

Is there software I can install to enable me to monitor inbound and outbound internet traffic for security reasons? I recently installed ubuntu and loving it because of speed and interface. I want to ...
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What is the use of /etc/hosts?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I want to know: what is the exact use of /etc/hosts? Lets say I'm adding this into it : 127.0.x.x mydomain What does that mean?
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How to connect to internet using Reliance NetConnect data card?

I have a Reliance NetConnect Data card. I have plugged the datacard to my PC but it doesn't autorun or asks for installation as it does on Windows. Without it being installed I cannot connect to the ...
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2 internet connections on a single PC

If I have a wireless and a usb internet connection on my Ubuntu 12.04 as in: At the moment, Ubuntu seems to only make use of the Wired connection which is the usb connection. Is it possible to get ...
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Wired connection not working Ubuntu 12.04

My connection was fine until now, but my wired connection is not working in Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 partition and the connection works on Windows but not on ...
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Facebook pictures not showing up

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and Facebook pictures are not showing up. I tried all browsers but still can't solve my problem. Does someone have similar problem? Is there any way to fix this?
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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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How do I install KDE or XFCE or LXDE to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with no internet connection?

How do you install a desktop environment such as KDE without an Internet connection in Ubuntu / Linux Mint? I want to install KDE 4.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without an Internet connection?
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sharing internet between network interfaces

I have a laptop with lubuntu 11 with two network interfaces, wireless and wired. Wireless interface connects to the router with DHCP and provides access to the internet. The wired interface has a ...
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connecting to wifi internet using TP-Link (TL-WN723N) usb adapter with Ubuntu 12.10

I use TP-Link (TL-WN723N, ver:2.2) usb adapter to connect to a wifi internet using Windows 7. Its WEP encryption type network and using a security key i can connect to internet. But in Ubuntu 12.10 i ...
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How to limit internet speed? [duplicate]

I have 3 accounts in my pc, i would like as the admin of the pc to limit the internet speed (upload/download) for the other 2 accounts, is there a way to do this?
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Wireless Connected But No Internet Connection (Ubuntu 12.04)

I am using same network for 2 days and everything was normal. However, today even though it shows me as connected to the network, I do not have internet connection. If I use ethernet cable instead of ...
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Upgrading ubuntu with some thing which can make more than one connection

I wanna upgrade my Ubuntu from 11.04 to 12.04,but the internet is so slow when I use Synaptic or Update Manager,because they only make one connection to download packages like wget.( 6 ~ 7kbps ). but ...
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Can't connect to wired internet

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu on an old laptop and now it won't connect to the internet. When I plug in the Ethernet cord is says connecting and the little icon things moves but after a minute ...
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How to block, deny or redirect an IP address or website domain

This question popped a couple of days ago and it is: How to block, deny or redirect an IP address or domain name to another IP or web domain without the use of a router or configuring a browser. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Connection is there but no internet access - messed resolvconf

Let me start with a disclaimer: I have tried to fix my problem by reading similar questions & answers, but so far no luck. Not only that, but I think that by making some changes to resolvconf I ...
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Internet traffic monitor for ubuntu

I installed netspeed but it seems that run only on gnome desktop is there another internet traffic monitor for ubuntu?
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DSL PPPoE connection not working?

I use a wired PPPoE connection to connect to the Internet. What I need to do on Windows to connect to it is put in static IP address, gateway, subnet mask and DNS servers for my LAN card. Next I have ...
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How to connect to internet from recovery mode?

I am working on a kernel panic issue. As Ubuntu is very reliant on internet, I am currently investigating how to connect to internet when choosing recovery mode. Even in my healthy 11.10 system it ...
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Could someone tell me whether my OS is communicating with the internet?

I edited iptables so that when the VPN service is disconnected, no program will access the internet. Well, I did an experiment. I disconnected the VPN service manually and immediately did a ping by ...
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Enable mobile broadband not working

I'm using an EVDO usb Modem on 12.04. It works perfectly fine for few times. But now on wards when ever I try to connect it shows not enabled in status . I tried to enable it by ticking "Enable Mobile ...
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Internet disconnects by itself and never reconnects unless system restarted

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and a wireless internet from a modem "Reliance Netconnect" for the internet. I've installed Ubuntu two days back along with my Windows system. So here's a detailed summary of ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed on systems without an internet connection?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a system without any internet or wireless connections?