Managing and using network connectivity on a Ubuntu system

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How do I configure Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 network?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron. I use internet through a ADSL router used my several other computers at home. I want to connect my laptop to a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7 through LAN. ...
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How to configure a LAN connection between two Ubuntu machines?

I have installed Ubuntu on two of my desktops PC's. I have not installed any addon packages or anything related to network as yet. Please guide my on how to set up a LAN between these two machines. ...
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How to make my Ubuntu show on a Windows Workgroup

It's been a while that i'm a owner of an ubuntu (10.10) laptop. In our office every one is using windows.and our workgroup is simply WORKGROUP. i've installed samba, and it's conf is so: workgroup ...
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Is there a list of wireless adapters that work on Ubuntu with no hassle?

I've got Ubuntu 10.04 installed, and I've just spent 2 hours trying to get my linksys WUSB54GC wireless USB adapter to work with no luck. I've tried the ndiswrapper, pulling the .inf files off my ...
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VPN PPTP connection fails [closed]

I am trying to connect to a PPTP VPN on my Ubuntu 10.10 computer but it seems to fail. I have tried successfully to connect to the VPN on a OS X machine and it did work. I connect using the ...
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How can I configure the network on my Kubuntu box to be a system connection

I would love to know how to configure Kubuntu to not use the NetworkManager so that I can go back to the old way of configuring a static IP in /etc/network/interfaces. Can anyone help me with this? I ...
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How to connect to a CISCO VPN through UFW

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 (64 bits version) and would like to be able to get connected to the VPN server (CISCO) of my company. I am able to get connected to the VPN server when I disable UFW but, ...
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How do I route my internet through a SSH tunnel?

Old Q How do I setup an OpenVPN server without root privileges? Is there a way to setup an OpenVPN server without root privileges? E.g. with configuration files in my home directory? If yes, how do I ...
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How to add an IP alias on a bridged interface?

I need to add an alias (10.0.2.254/24) to my bridged interfaces on my Ubuntu Server. My /etc/network/interfaces is: auto br0 iface br0 inet static address 192.168.200.108 netmask ...
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How to enable true remote login

I don't quite know how these things are called, so a search did not product any help. I've got two computers, a desktop and a netbook. The netbook is really weak, and there's hardly any fun doing ...
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Why won't my WiFi work with a Belkin USB dongle and WPA2?

I am using a Belkin usb dongle to connect to my wifi network with a wpa2 key. Most of the times Ubuntu is not able to connect to the network automatically and keeps on asking for the key, even though ...
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How do I fix “Wireless network disabled by hardware switch”?

My Wifi network died last night. I restarted the router but it didn't help. I have an asus 1201n and I'm running 11.04! I've checked the other questions on this subject but none has an answer.
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How do I permanently “trust” my router?

Whenever I access my router at https://192.168.1.1 firefox complains that the security certificate is invalid. No amount of permanently storing an exception seems to change its mind. Is there ...
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Share adhoc connection with Playstation 3 [closed]

I'm using a mobile internet connection on my Ubuntu laptop, and I'm sharing it (wlan) using adhoc. The problem seems to be that it only works using WEP security, but my PS3 can not connect to, or even ...
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How can I create a hidden ad-hoc network?

My laptop is hooked up to a wired connection and that is the only way to access the network. So I setup a wireless access point on my laptop via network manager so my phone could connect to it ...
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No route to host - Proxy issue

In my office,proxy is enabled in my system .When i use wget for downloading,The terminal giving "No route to host" issue.But when i connect to the same site using browser,It is connecting.I've ...
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Adding network printer in Kubuntu 11.04 with printer account?

I just migrated from Ubuntu 10.10 to Kubuntu 11.04 and ran into some trouble when I tried adding the office printer to the new installation. The printer is a Konica Minolta bizhub c253 network ...
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“Destination Host Unreachable” on ping [closed]

After network-manager could not connect to my router which has IP 192.168.1.1. I set static ip for my interface. It connects but I cannot ping. I get "Destination host unreachable" whenever I ping ...
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How to run just one application over ethernet while others on wifi

I normally connect my laptop via wifi. However, I would like to use synergy to share my workplace desktop machine with my laptop. But the problem is that my desktop machine doesn't have wireless ...
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How do I mount Shares from an iomega ix4-200d?

How do I mount Shares from an Iomega ix4-200d? Plug-and-play from Windows with the included installation CD, but not a word about Linux. It looks like there are several ways to do it; I have put my ...
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Not able to connect to internet using my wired network connection on my Dell inspiron N1401 laptop

I bought my new Dell N1401 inspiron laptop, installed Ubuntu 11.04. I have a wired internet connection works perfeclty on my desktop machine, when I plugged the cable to my laptop, it does not connect ...
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Can't ping Ubuntu laptop from my LAN

My laptop has Ubuntu 10.10 and is connected to my router with full internet access, yet I can't ping it from other computers on my LAN. I tried the following: I can successfully ping those other ...
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How to connect to homepage after creating it with a python webframework (hyde) from an other machine in the same network?

I created a website on a server with hyde. After installing hyde on a Ubuntu machine, I followed these steps: Temrinal: $ hyde -s /path/to/mysite create $ cd /path/to/mysite $ hyde gen $ hyde serve ...
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10gbE on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop and VirtualBox

I am aware that there is support for 10gbE on Ubuntu server, but is there also support in desktop version? I don't see why not, but I would like to confirm before purchasing an expensive NIC. Second ...
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Can't log in to Samba PDC with domain account

I have a problem. I like to login on a Samba Server with my Ubuntu 10.04/11.04 PC. On my Samba Server there are some accounts with data, but I couldn't connect to it. I have done this: aptitude -y ...
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Why does Samba always time-out whilst copying a large file off a network share?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (natty), kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, GNOME 2.32.1. EDIT: As of 3 April 2012 I'm now on kernel 2.6.38-13-generic (still same Ubuntu and GNOME). The problem still persists. I ...
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What are the most compatible mini PCI express wireless cards

I have got an Acer Aspire One netbook and I am after a wireless card that actually works well with ubuntu. The original card was flaky and disconnecting intermittently and so I replaced it with an ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show me all available wireless networks [closed]

I have a problem when using Ubuntu. It doesn't show me all available wireless networks whereas SUSE/openSUSE lists them all. It sometimes shows them to me but mostly it doesn't. What I can do?
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What user-friendly VPN software is available?

Other than the Network Manager applet at the Natty panel, is there any other user-friendly VPN tool available. One which has a GUI and can be easily setup. Ref. question : ConnMan not detecting ...
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Working USB wifi 802.11n 5GHz network adapter in Ubuntu?

Does anybody have a personal recommendation for a USB wifi network adapter that: has decent Linux drivers supports 802.11n speeds will connect to a wifi signal in the 5GHz band? I've spent some ...
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How can I configure Internet proxy on VM?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on VMPlayer within Windows 7. Our corporation has just enforced an internet proxy, let's call it internet.largecompany.com:8443 for the sake of argument, and we can no longer ...
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Single administrator computer for systems with only regular account on network

How can I have systems with only a regular account with administrative tasks managed by a single computer? EDIT I simply want be able to add/remove software on all computers from a single system. ...
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How to set up a network for a business

I want to set up a network for a small business, of around a dozen desktop computers, to look after software and allow them to store files centrally*. How do I go about doing this, and what equipment ...
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How do I monitor my total received network traffic from time x to time y?

I assume that the System Monitor app tracks the total MiBs received since startup. I would like to track the total MiBs received since an arbitrary point of time after startup. I often use a Samsung ...
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How to dynamically enable and disable ipv6 on an interface

How to dynamically enable and disable IPv6 on an interface so that it gets link local address when enabled? I have tried: sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1 to disable IPv6 and sysctl ...
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tap device not listed in sysctl [closed]

I added a tap device using a C program. But it is not listed in sysctl like eth0 is (for e.g. net.ipv6.conf.eth0.*). Could someone please tell what is missing?
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ConnMan not detecting already existing wireless network

Old title : Wireless connected, but no internet until I re-add network Every time I boot my Laptop, it doesn't connect to Internet. Although upon boot it does say "Connected to ", but when I try to ...
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How do I make the script to run automatically when tun0 interface up/down events?

I use VPN client to connect to my corporate servers. It creates tun0 interface after starting the client. I've written script which install specific routes point to tun0 interface and rest to use ...
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How do I get an Atheros AR9287 working?

I'm running Windows 7 normally on my Acer laptop, and it works like a charm. However, whenever I boot up Ubuntu, the network card doesn't even seem to exist. I've looked for hours for a solution, to ...
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Wireless card can only connect to certain networks

I just did my first install of Ubuntu 11.04. I can connect to my neighbors' unsecured Wi-Fi networks, but not my own (secured) Wi-Fi network. I have a Ralink RT2070 (the cheapest wireless thingy I ...
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How do I share my connection with ICS and an Xbox 360?

Update Ok so after some playing around I found a GUI way to setup Internet Connection Sharing in ubuntu 11.04(Natty), Remembering that I am using gnome 3. We have the network Manager Applet up top ...
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No Window Manager and no Networking

I'm in a bit of a pickle right now due to a few blunders I made on my Ubuntu install. Currently, I have no window managers (so I'm running from a terminal) and no networking, wired or wireless. Here's ...
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Ways to hide an IP?

I was reading "HOW TO surf anonymous", following which I typed $ sudo apt-get install tor privoxy But it seems like the package is not available Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Bridge interfaces and KVM

I have an Ubuntu server with and a VM using KVM. The plan is that the server and the VM have a static IP address. I tried to change /etc/network/interfaces combining some of the examples available to ...
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Fast LiveCD without xserver to look up mac adresses

I have a bunch of Dell Inspiron netbooks here and I need to find out their mac adresses for lan and wifi. My first idea was to use a ubuntu live usb stick but this needs like 2 minutes for booting. ...
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Connecting to VPN is not allowing me to open public sites simultaneously [closed]

Before going into the details of the issue, I want to mention that my problem is similar to the one here : Connecting to VPN prevents access to normal web sites. Also there are similar discussions in ...
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Where can I find Dell 1510 Wireless-N drivers?

Where can I find Dell 1510 Wireless-N drivers for Ubuntu 11.04?
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Just updated Ubuntu to 11.04 and my wired internet is down! Help?

Okay, I just updated Ubuntu to 11.04 and my wired internet connection is down. The old setup used a static IP, but I'm not even interested in maintaining that. I just want wired internet access. ...
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changing 127.0.1.1 back to 127.0.0.1 — will it break anything in Unity?

The /etc/hosts file defaults your hostname to 127.0.1.1 rather than 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 my_machine I've already found out why. But that was giving me problems testing some ...
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Centrino Wireless-N 1000 poor performance on N Network

Everything worked fine in previous Ubuntu 10.10. I installed new Natty 11.04 and wireless started behaving poorly. The performance is so random, sometimes it works fine and sometimes, all it does is ...