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

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How do I create a WiFi hotspot sharing wireless internet connection (single adapter)?

I know how to create a hotspot when connected to a wired network, but when I am using internet from a WiFi connection, this disconnects the wireless connection the moment I activate the hotspot. In ...
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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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Create a wifi hotspot using my desktop

My desktop has a fast wired connection and I would like to set up a sort of "wifi hotspot" that allows mobile devices to connect to my pc and share this fast connection. How would I go about doing ...
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Sharing Connection to other PCs (Via Wired Ethernet) [duplicate]

I have two desktop PCs I use frequently, both running Ubuntu 12.04. One is connected to the internet via wireless, and the other has no wireless card. Is there any way I can share my internet ...
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Slow internet browsing in Ubuntu

I have a dual boot set up with Windows and Ubuntu. When I'm using Windows, web browsing is a lot faster than when I'm using Ubuntu and I don't know why. It's like there's just a big latency rather ...
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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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Share Wireless connection with Wired Ethernet Port

That's pretty much it. If I connect to the Internet on wlan0, how can I share this connection with a device plugged into my wired Ethernet port eth0?
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Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine

Can wine as a whole or the windows applications installed via wine pose some kind of risk to an Ubuntu installation? This question arose in my mind when I read this answer to my earlier question ...
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Internet slow on Ubuntu but not windows

I have just installed a dual boot windows7 /ubuntu 11.10 and the internet is much slower than windows. I have read the post here and tried the solutions presented and none have worked. Here is what I ...
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Internet connection sharing from PC to Phone over Bluetooth

I have already read other questions relating to sharing Internet connection from the Phone to the PC. This as most of us know works out of the box in latest Ubuntu (and for some it just needs to ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Software Center not working - “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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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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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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Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu

In Windows I use, beside the main Firefox installation, one or even two "Firefox clones" for different purposes (specifically oriented addons and configurations, light configuration without addons, ...
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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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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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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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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 & ...
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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 run a script every time internet connects

I often mount a remote drive using sshfs. I would love to have this mount automatically. However, if I mount it in my .bashrc or startup scripts, the mount often fails because my wireless internet ...
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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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Anonymous Internet browsing

Could you please suggest me a good anonymous internet browsing application for Ubuntu?
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Transmission slows down internet connection

I have a problem while using transmission. I don't know where it comes from because it doesn't occur every time. Sometime while downloading a torrent, I cannot browse on the internet with a browser. ...
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How to unblock something listed in rfkill?

I think I may have found the cause of my problems with connecting to wifi in Ubuntu 11.10. I type this in Terminal: peter@peter-AO531h:~$ rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no ...
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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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Will Ubuntu work if I install it offline?

I´m going to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, and I don’t have internet at home. I know that I can install it without internet, but , does it work?
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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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Help with Dial Up

I am trying to set up a computer for my friend that has dial up. The problem is nothing I try can detect the modem. GnomePPP can't find it and I can't figure Kppp out. I've been looking all over the ...
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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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Why is browsing the Internet slow? [closed]

Doesn't seem to matter what browser I am using, and it only seems to effect when I am browsing pages, as download speeds are fine... Also, this is a dual boot system and the internet works fine under ...
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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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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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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?
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How to make my Wifi Router Work

I have a Motorola Wu830g and I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to make my router work with ubuntu so I tried ndiswrapper but I get an error that says fatal ndiswrapper module not found I'm ...
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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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How can I pause/resume an apt-get update process in a terminal?

My Internet gets paused sometimes because of change in the 3g signal strength and I've to restart the whole apt-get update process again! Each update consumes 13-15 mb and every mb costs here!! Can I ...
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Is there a way to share my computer's Internet connection with my Android 2.2.1 through USB?

Is there a way to share my desktop Internet connection with my Android 2.2.1 using the phone data cable?
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How do I connect to my Huawei EG 1732USB modem from terminal?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 & i'd like to know how can i connect my USB modem through terminal . I mean creating connection and calling it, I want to do from terminal . Thank you .
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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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Internet Connection lost after upgrade to Kubuntu 13.10

This morning, I upgraded from Kubuntu 13.04 to Kubuntu 13.10, and I lost my internet connection after the upgrade. The internet connection is ethernet to a DSL Modem. I know there is nothing wrong ...
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WIFI looses connection with AR9285 - have to disconnect / connect to regain internet?

I have a G73JW laptop using Ubuntu 12.04. It has an Atheros AR9285 card. While wifi seems to work fine most of the time, about every hour or two it will loose the connection to the internet. The ...
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internet access problem in 12.04

Yesterday, I have upgraded Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS and everything was ok (there was no error) After restart, my "Auto Ethernet" connection established, also my VPN connection established.And ...
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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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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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How to limit internet speed?

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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Why is Ubuntu offline (except torrents) while Windows is online?

I am using a static wired connection. Everything was perfect. But suddenly from few hours back I can't access any website. Dropbox, Ubuntu One also can't connect. Ping request is also unsuccessful, ...