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

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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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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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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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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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How to block internet access for wine applications?

Is it possible to prevent specific wine applications or any wine application from accessing the internet? When using certain apps under Windows, they were trying to access the internet from time to ...
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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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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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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 let a VirtualBox guest (running Windows) access the Internet?

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host machine runs Ubuntu. The guest (virtual) machine runs Windows XP. I googled this problem, and people claim that they fixed it by changing adapter type to ...
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Alternative software to Freedom and/or Anti-Social?

Freedom: http://macfreedom.com/ Anti-Social: http://anti-social.cc/ Simply put: Where can I find an alternative software to either-or/both these apps? Note: Part of the appeal of these apps is ...
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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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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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Anonymous Internet browsing

Could you please suggest me a good anonymous internet browsing application for Ubuntu?
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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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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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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 to access blocked sites?

I am in Pakistan and YouTube is blocked here. I want to take the Lecture videos from YouTube. In Windows, I was using Hotspotshield to bypass the proxy. But now, using Ubuntu, I don't know how to ...
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How to share an Internet connection over Bluetooth from the PC to the Phone [duplicate]

How to share an internet connection from the PC to a Mobile Device (eg: Nokia Phones). I don't have 3G or Wifi enabled on my old nokia phones, only Bluetooth.
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Can't browse the internet, but DNS works

I am not able to browse any websites. Please take a look at the following error: karthick@karthick:~$ ping www.google.com ping: unknown host www.google.com Update ...
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Why does my internet speed roughly *double* when switching from Ubuntu to Win XP?

From the same Ethernet-socket from the same machine (IBM Thinkpad X41) I get > 40 Mbps from Win XP ~ 18 Mbps from Ubuntu Apart from the fact that I'm officially paying for 50 Mbps and that for ...
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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 to force Ubuntu to access the Internet ONLY through a VPN and disable it when disconnected?

Due to privacy issues I'd like Ubuntu to allow applications to send traffic to the Internet only when the VPN connection is established. The thing is that there are some applications like Skype or ...
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Is there a way to stop Chrome/Firefox record history of a 'particular' website?

I want Chrome/Firefox NOT to record history of a 'particular' website. Is it possible to do so? I searched in preferences, but couldn't find a solution. Thanks in advance.
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How to pretend to browse from a different country?

How to pretend to browse from a different country for view Streaming Online Television From Another Country or to use programms that don't work in my country or to Buying (shop). Edit: The best ...
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How to install wvdial without getting the following error?

When I ran the command: sudo apt-get install wvdial I got this error message : error p@p:~$ sudo apt-get install wvdial Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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I have a laptop, can I use Wifi and cable (Ethernet) networking at same time?

I have an intranet without connection to the Internet, and then I have WiFi with connection to the Internet. Can I make a configuration that makes it possible to be connected to the Internet through ...
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Is there alternative to IEtester?

i used to use ietester in windows for testing site. but i found that it has no downloads for linux. is there any alternative for ietester in ubuntu.
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Slow DNS Resolution

After a clean install of 10.10 I'm finding DNS resolution takes quite a long time. Hitting any url takes a good few seconds (10 - 30) before the site is displayed. I'm thinking this is a DNS ...
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Why does my wifi Internet intermittently disappear?

So, my Internet intermittently disappears. I have no idea why! For a while I thought it happened when I allowed Update Manager to auto-check for updates, but I don't believe that's the case now. ...
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How can I make “apt-get update” faster with a slow internet connection?

I have a slow Internet connection and every time I add a new ppa to install software I need to run apt-get update. This takes about 10 minutes or so, I was wondering if there was a way to initiate a ...
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Wifi problems after upgrading to 13.10

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, but since the upgrade I don't have internet access via wifi anymore. I can: See networks Connect to a network Ping myself (localhost, 192.168.0.103) I can't: ...
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Cannot Install Google Chrome

I am having trouble installing Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. After downloading it from http://www.google.com/chrome I am trying to open it with a double click. Software Center pops up, I ...
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How do I reserve bandwidth?

In windows there is a registry entry called Reserve bandwidth. With that system was reserved some bandwidth from my INTERNET connection so that when i am downloading all other connected application ...
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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 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 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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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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Wireless connects, but no internet access

I have a new instalation on a new Dell laptop (i7 8GB RAM). I find my network and successfully connect to it, but then when I open a browser, it acts like I don't have an internet connection. Please ...
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Banshee never connects to a radio stream on the first try

I have 17 different radio streams. I'd like to be able to use the alarm extension so I could wake up to one of them playing. However, I can't do this because Banshee (2.2 daily build) never, and I do ...
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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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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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Why do I get redirected to a weird Chinese site for non-existent websites?

If I go to a web address that doesn't exist such as http://testestewcsdijncijfkdmkdfkddmkmdmdsexsecsecfvrgtoejwfej.com/ I get landed on a strange Chinese page like this: This happens for all web ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to use “apt-get” via “Http-proxy” like this?

I'm trying to use apt-get command on a network that uses a proxy, like this: We use 10.114.7.7 on port 80 as Http-proxy, and after that an authentication window comes up, asking for user name and ...
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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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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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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 ...