Managing and using network connectivity on a Ubuntu system

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How to setup a wired network in the IPv4 network settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup a local network over the CAT5 cable? I have a problem with setting up the network in the IPv4 wired network settings. My ISP gave me an IP address that goes ...
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Very strange bug in Ubuntu (introduced in recent months' updates) [closed]

I have been using my ThinkPad x200 with Ubuntu since I bought it several yeas ago, every time doing a clean install when switching versions instead of upgrading one on top of the other. I have never ...
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How to know which network is connected?

How can I see using command-line whether I am connected to network using eth0, eth1 or wln0 etc? Well, to elaborate, I have a desktop sidebar which I installed using program "conky". This sidebar has ...
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Is there a way to use Tor system-wide?

Almost everything is blocked where I am and I need to use a transparent proxy to access anything. I tried using Tor (online anonymity software) but it doesn't work for all the system applications. I ...
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Direct X-forwarding

I'm struggling to set up X-forwarding between 2 different machines on my local network and my ubuntu desktop. I'm able to connect using ssh x-forwarding one one machine, but the other machine (a Qnap ...
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Will python scripts be run when added to /etc/network/if-up.d?

To get my system connected to internet, I have to manually login via the web page of my ISP. This is not very convenient. I found a python script online which automates this. it takes the ...
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How to keep Internet connection while changing between eth0 and wlan0?

I have a laptop which I can put onto a docking station where it is connected to the internet via ethernet (eth0). Otherwise, it is connected via wireless (wlan0). When I plug in the ethernet cable ...
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Wi-Fi doesn't work well , disconnect (but connected) every 10 minutes

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (with all drivers updated). I'm connected to my wireless router, everything works well, but after 10 minutes using Firefox / Chrome / Skype / transmission the connection is ...
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If I install wicd will my computer automatically uninstall Network Manager?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Compaq evoD500. My computer randomly loses connection while the other computers in the house are still connected, so I know the problem is specific to my box. The other ...
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How do I share a folder on SAMBA?

I want to share my home folder with my Windows machine, but I have no idea how to share the folder. I can't find any up-to-date guides on Google, so how can I share my home directory?
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How do I configure two nics and two gateway?

I have a IBM server x3200 m3 loaded with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My problem is my network I have a 2 different gateways: VPN static and the other one is DSL dynamic. The Internet runs normally when there ...
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How to get my AE1000 adapter to work?

So I am so frustrated because my wireless netowrk is not getting picked up by my laptop so I put my AE1000 cisco adapter in it but it needs the driver to make it work! How do I get it to work? If you ...
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How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04-64 bit on my Lenovo IdeaPad laptop, and the wired Ethernet (LAN) connection doesn't work. Running the lspci -vv | grep Atheros command from the terminal shows me I have ...
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Can't connect to the Internet because of “no network interface”

I have installed Kubuntu 11.04 in my laptop. This morning when I powered it on and tried to connect to the Internet, I can't because of "no network interface" error. How I can resolve this problem?
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Wired/Wirless Connection not available after Ubuntu 12.04 install on Win7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a NTFS partition on my Windows 7 machine. After installation Ubuntu will not connect to a network either Wired or Wireless. Windows 7 Networks work fine. Ubuntu recognizes ...
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Internet connection Problem

I want to have a dial-up connection in my pc.I want to have a wiered connection.and i am using Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20). my windows 7 connection info is ...
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how to enable iptables tarpit?

I'm using ubuntu server 10.04 and I have to enable tarpit module . I installed the followning packet : aptitude install xtables-addons-common xtables-addons-source module-assistant auto-install ...
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Can the Amazon Kindle work with my Ubuntu hotspot?

I wanted to use my Ubuntu laptop here as a hotspot for my Kindle (v3.3) But when I scan the wireless network on my Kindle and select to connect to the ubuntu wireless hotspot, then my kindle says its ...
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How do I install my HP printer through network?

When I plug the HP Deskjet2050j510 printer directly on my PC through USB cable, it is perfect. But when trying through network, it can not find it. Note I'm using the HPLIP Toolbox to search the ...
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Vista to Ubuntu 12.04, no internet connectivity

I'm new to Linux. This is my first time downloading another operating system to anything. I was pleased when I saw Ubuntu's capabilities and downloaded the .iso at once to try the live CD. When trying ...
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How to install network-manager without internet access?

I have been trying to install some kind of network indicator to show my current bandwidth usage on the panel on top of the screen so I decided to install ...
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Why can't I get a wired connection to my new router?

I have only had ubuntu for about a month, when i got it i had no problem connecting to our netgear router using an ethernet cable. We have just replaced our router with an identical one (due to ...
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How to open files from other machine running ubuntu

I tried to take data from my pc to laptop. Both are using ubuntu 11.10 os. I googled and tried to connect both the systems. Now it is showing connected symbol. Dont know how to proceed further. I need ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the network without installing?

The scenario: At work I have to shred data on old PCs (not my main responsibility). What I do is I boot from the Live-CD, choose Try Ubuntu, open the terminal and sudo shred -v -n10 /dev/sda. This way ...
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make my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop visible on the network

I'm ecstatically happy with my 12.04 on my laptop after loading it over my MS Vista... but there's just one thing, one little fly in the ointment.... While I can view our 2 Terabyte, shared ...
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network fails when rebooting

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server with lxde installed onto it. My computer is a HP Pavilion ze2000 which happens to have the broadcom wireless card. [Output]: lspci -nn | grep 14e4 05:02.0 Network ...
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Firefox starting before network is up

We have this machine (ubuntu 10.04) with autologon and firefox in startup sesson aplications. But some times the firefox starts, and the network is not up (maybe a delay from dhcp server, or some ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - USB3 issue with mobile broadband usb sticks

I am getting a very strange problem as regards the USB3 port of my laptop under ubuntu 12.04 (My laptop is a Dell Inspiron n14z). The laptop has two USB3 ports and one USB2 port. In order to get any ...
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IPV6 modules whats really needed?

I've added blacklist ipv6 to my blacklist.conf file to keep the ipv6 module from loading, but there's a lot of other modules related to ipv6 as well that I'd like to know if I can add to the list as ...
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How can I install a NC375i network card on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install a NC375i network card on Ubuntu 12.04? The server I am using is an HP Proliant ML370 G6. The HP help doesn't work for me.
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Network File Sharing Mechanisms in Ubuntu

I have noticed Ubuntu has several mechanisms to share folders with other machines on a network: For example, if I am in Nautilus (the file manager), I can right click on a folder, go to Properties, ...
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Not able to change brightness on a Compaq Presario CQ61

Here is my result of lsmod Module Size Used by joydev 17393 0 vesafb 13516 1 snd_hda_codec_hdmi 31775 1 snd_hda_codec_idt 60251 1 ...
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How do I start my network bridge automatically upon boot?

I have created a Network Bridge in Ubuntu 11.10 and have a second computer accessing the network and internet through the bridge. The bridge comes up and is active before the log on screen but after ...
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Beginner's Guide to configure VPN to work in Windows 7?

I'm trying to configure one of my machines to serve as a VPN and through it connect using Windows 7. I installed pptp followed all the instructions but it keeps giving me error 619. I verified the ...
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Why is wireless slow with Atheros AR9285?

I know there are many posts like this, however none of the fixes I have found have worked. I had the issue on 11.04, and after having no luck fixing it decided to try 12.04 however this has not ...
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Wireless is connecting but Internet is not working [closed]

In my laptop, its connecting to the wireless device and everything is fine. But, its not connecting to Internet. How can I fix this properly?
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Is network configuration necessary for ethernet?

I am trying to connect my Ubuntu system to the internet using Ethernet cables. Do I need to change any settings from the defaults? Thanks.
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How can I discover the hostnames for all the machines on my lan?

I ssh into the machines on my network using hostname.local. I've forgotten the hostname for one of the machines. Is there a command I can issue from one machine that will broadcast a request for and ...
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Why does Ubuntu really slow down the rest of my home network?

I have a Ubuntu desktop and a Windows 7 desktop. The Windows 7 machine is connected via wireless adapter and the Ubuntu desktop is connected via Ethernet. The wireless adapter is capable of 300Mbps ...
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Why is my machine unable to mount my SMB drives (“CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation”, return code -115)?

I have a machine running Precise (12.04 x64), and I cannot mount my SMB drives (I have 3, we'll call them public, private and download). It used to work (a week or two ago) and I didn't touch fstab! ...
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How to use static IP with Wicd wireless?

After constant problems with network manager, I switched to Wicd which works better. I found some related questions (like this one: how to specify DNS IP in wicd? - but it is for wired, not ...
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after upgrade wifi icon missing

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (didn't really want to, was perfectly happy on 10.10, but got tired of the constant warning that my distribution was no longer supported). After a recent install of updates the ...
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help download and install and save and use my wireless stick modem and software [closed]

I installed Linux (Ubuntu) after my Windows operating system went totally dead with a fatal blue screen. I could not reboot or install form CD ROM or get safe mode. Now that I've installed Ubuntu, I ...
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What are the steps for using axel-kapt in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have downloaded axel-kapt and also installed it through Ubuntu Software Center. But now I don't know how to use axel-kapt, so please tell me how to use it with proper steps.
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Why is the firmware missing for my Belkin F5D7000 wireless adapter?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop and in the network setting it shows that the wireless card firmware is missing; The network is belkin F5D7000 Wireless Network Adapter.
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Wifi works in Vista, but not in Ubuntu

I've Xubuntu 12.04 installed on my HP DV-4 laptop, and it was working fine with my previous wifi router - a Buffalo Air Station WHR-HP-G54. I recently replaced the Air Station with a new Netgear ...
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Ubuntu: Can't connect to the wireless network

I can't connect to the wireless network on Ubuntu. I'm using VMware to use Ubuntu on Windows. I can't add the wireless network adapter to the Virtual machine settings. I think that might be the ...
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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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How to do I connect a VMWare guest to the internet?

I use WinXP on VMware inside Ubuntu 12.04. Need connect VMware XP box to internet with some reliable algorithm through Host-only, NAT, or with Bridged connection. Please suggest me any right way ...
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Using my laptop with Ubuntu for my Xbox360

I recently installed ubuntu in my laptop so pretty new to this system. On my other laptop that has windows 7..I was able to use that laptop to connect to my xbox 360 live using the network bridge. How ...