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

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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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Alternative software to Freedom and/or Anti-Social? [closed]

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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Anonymous Internet browsing

Could you please suggest me a good anonymous internet browsing application for Ubuntu?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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My eth0 has gone and I don't have internet and network connection

I had internet connection, but when I upgraded my VGA and restarted my PC then everything for eth0 has gone. When I used ifdown: ifdown: interface eth0 not configured Is there something I ...
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List all internet connections

I'd like to know all the connections by system is making to the internet. I did netstat but it shows a lot of connections - all of which aren't applicable I think. Can it be displayed like top does ...
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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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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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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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No mobile broadband connection on ubuntu 11.10

I installed ubuntu 11.10 and from start I have no mobile broadband in my network indicator. It used to work form live CD but when I installed it, mobile broadband wasn't listed at all. When I plug ...
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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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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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Which applications are using internet

How can I check which applications are using internet? How to block internet accessing one particular application? Is there any GUI tool that exist for it in Ubuntu Software Centre? Thanks in advance! ...
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How do I find out which programs connect to the internet at startup?

My installed OS is Ubuntu 12.10, 64 bit, English, kernel version 3.5.0.21 Which commands must I issue at the terminal window to find out the names of programs that connect to the internet immediately ...
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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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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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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 check if any background process is utilizing the internet connection?

My internet speed is 4 Mbps. In Windows, I get 2 Mbps download bandwidth, but in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I only get a maximum of 20 Kbps. Why is it so? Is there any background process which might be ...
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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 debug slow browsing speed?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, Chromium 18.0.1025.151 (Developer Build 130497 Linux) Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox 12.0 but I'm getting poor browsing speed. The browser always shows "Waitng for aaa.bbb.com" at the ...
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How to block Internet for guest account?

How can I block or disable my Ethernet Internet connection, for the guest account only?
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Is it possible to install without the Internet?

I have started installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a computer without an internet connection. Installation has stopped during configuring target system. The computer seems to be trying to use the Internet to ...
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How to share internet connection from USB Wireless Broadband using wifi?

Please I need help. Objective: Be able to create a Wifi-Hotspot on my laptop[Dell Inspiron 5520 64-bit with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] and share the internet connection being supplied via my USB Internet ...
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Problem with internet. Certain website do not load at all. 12.04

My internet was working fine till tomorrow. Suddenly I am not able to open www.github.com, www.deviantart.com and additionally my router configuration page 192.168.2.1 . First, I thought that it would ...