Managing and using network connectivity on a Ubuntu system

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Could not display “network:///” error when browsing LAN

Every time I reboot and try to browse the local network I get this error, but if I press OK and try again it works just fine. It only happens once per reboot.
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Play video files in a local Lan folder with KDE

I'm trying to play video files in a LAN network folder from within dolphin. These are Samba folders which I can access, delete files and write and copy from. The same video files play perfectly with ...
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What credentials do you enter to use a network printer?

I've added a network printer. Both the host and guest are Ubuntu. The printer added fine, but the system asks for authentication when I try to print. I typed the host's (the account that installed ...
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Trying to configure samba share with office server

i'm trying to set up fstab to automatically connect to my office shared server. I'm undoubtedly doing something silly here as the username and password and server name work fine in the first code ...
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“lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions” and ipv6 disabling?

There are lots of "lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions" in var/log/messages . I googled and find it is ipv6 releated, so I tried to disable ipv6. I added the following lines to /etc/sysctl.conf ...
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WiFi works perfectly on Windows, but drops on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Driver for HCL ME (Realtek rtl8191sevb)? I have a dual-boot computer with Windows XP on one partition and Ubuntu 10.10 on the other. In Windows XP I can ...
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How do I install PCI Wi-Fi card Tenda W322P (rt3062)? [closed]

lspci shows Network controller: RaLink Device 3062 Installed drivers from here http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 Extracted make make install reboot ifconfig still doesn't show the ...
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How can I switch on Flight Mode?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition on a Dell Mini 9. How can I switch on Flight Mode and verify that it's on? Also will it survive being disconnected over a reboot?
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Share Files over the Network - What packages?

I see a pop up that says Share Files over the Network - *This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system_ Simple enough, but what packages do I need?
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How to connect to windows pptp vpn?

The VPN Server gave me an exe file - connection manager - to connect to the server. Instead, I created a pptp vpn connection under nm-applet, entering only Host, Username & password. Later I ...
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Login to a network domain

I have a laptop which is dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10. On Windows it always logs into the domain and I am able to connect to over ethernet since it is based on the domain. However on ...
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How do I set up a network installation?

I want to know if the official 700MB installation images can be used to do a network installation. What would be the easiest way to do it?
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How to reach a host in the same network by hostname?

I have a network which connects a couple of hosts. I would like to be able to reach other hosts from one of them using the hostname. I just discovered the ".local" domain, which is available through ...
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Why is my network disconnecting when I use scp or rsync? [closed]

I have a wired network connection from my Ubuntu (10.10) PC (call it PC-A) to a Netgear MR314 router and from there to a Thompson TG585v7 ADSL modem. The only devices connected (by ethernet cable) to ...
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Where does the Samba workgroup come from when Samba is not running?

Using findsmb on my home network gives me this: IP ADDR NETBIOS NAME WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION --------------------------------------------------------------------- 192.168.1.3 MINI ...
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Virtualbox Guest (Win 7 host) locks up on network access

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a virtual machine (VirtualBox). It works great other than it locks up after 5-10 minutes of doing something over the network. This includes ssh and browsing. My ...
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How can I install new wireless card driver before I insert card in PC? [closed]

I just purchased an ADDON NWP210 wires pci card. How can I install the drivers for this before I replace my current wireless card with it. (I need to install it before I swap them as I will have no ...
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What are the alternatives to Network Manager for wireless?

I was wondering if there are any GUI alternatives to the Network Manager. It seems, I always run into problems with it (unstable connections, wrong icon shown, wrong notifications, etc.).
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Can 'avahi' handle IP address lookups as well as host name lookups?

Ubuntu uses 'avahi' to perform host name lookups on the local network, which allows me to find other computers just by adding '.local' to the name, e.g. laptop.local or desktop.local. However, avahi ...
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Priority for HTTP over SSH on server

My file server on the internet runs OpenSSH, where users upload and download files using scp or WinSCP. At the same time, the server runs some web applications (http), which need higher priority. Is ...
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Wvdial randomly drops 3G connection - How to auto-reconnect?

I'm using a 3G modem for a router running Ubuntu server 10.04. I have the connection established using wvdial, which works successfully, but sometimes the connection drops. I would like it to auto ...
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Configuring Firefox to use a proxy from the command line

I'm looking for a way to tell Firefox to use a proxy in Ubuntu Ludid (10.04.1 LTS). I'm installing Ubuntu semi-automatically on several identical machines. For this, I use a script that, amongst ...
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Can't get bonding and bridging to work for KVM [closed]

I can't for the life of me get bonding and bridging to work for the KVM setup I'm building. I'm using a fresh install (not an upgrade) of Ubuntu Server 10.10. I have 4 NICs on the same subnet (two ...
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Turning laptop into WAP using netgear WNA1100? (stuck at hostapd)

I have a Netgear WNA1100 usb wifi adapter. I have installed Atheros driver from Forum Details (btw name of the file is ath9k_htc-installer.1.0.1-maverick-fixed.deb). I wish to make a setup like ...
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Why can I ping via IP address but not hostname?

I have a media/file server running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, connected via cable directly to a DSL router, which also acts as a network switch. The router uses DHCP to dynamically assign IP ...
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Add static ARP entries when network is brought up

I have some pretty dumb IP devices on a subnet with my Ubuntu server, and the server receives streaming data from each device. I have run into a problem in that when an ARP request is issued to the ...
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How to stream audio from Windows PC to Ubuntu over a network?

I have a Windows PC (don't worry, I almost never use it) that sometimes gets used for playing games and audio/video. Is there a way I can stream the audio output from that PC over the network to my ...
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Bridged network between Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 host and Ubuntu Server 10.10 Guest

I run Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop on my machine and have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a Virtualbox VM. I'm running Virtualbox 4.0.2. It is not virtualbox-ose. I'd like the guest OS to have an IP address ...
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network access via open file dialog

Hallo all, i'm trying to use easytag to tag my music collection that is shared on a NAS in my home network. But my problem is, that i cannot access the NAS in the open file dialog (can only access ...
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How to network two Ubuntu computers using ethernet (without a router)?

How can I network two Ubuntu computers, so that they can "see" each other at an IP address?
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How to bring up network on boot-up when NetworkManager is uninstalled?

I decided to get rid of network-manager for some reason, and now in order to get on the network, I have to run sudo ifup eth0. Here's what cat /etc/network/interfaces gives: auto lo iface lo inet ...
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Copy all bridge traffic to a specific interface

I have a bridge/switch set up an a machine that has multiple ports. Occasionally, I have a vm running through virtualbox, and I'll have it use a virtual adapter and then I add the adapter to the ...
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Wifi signal constantly going down and up [closed]

Ubuntu 10.10 Wifi router TP-Link TD-W8901G After connecting to wifi network, net do not work (tested with ping 8.8.8.8). After some time (usually seconds) ping go through. Then after some time go ...
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Lost connectivity after configuring multiple network adapters on separate networks

I am trying to setup an Ubuntu hosting server, currently just for development, and the server has two NICs, each sitting on a different network. eth0 is on 192.168.200.* and eth1 is on 192.168.101.* ...
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How can I access Windows shares after changing DNS servers (e.g. switching to OpenDNS)?

I'm on Maverick trying to access shared folders hosted on Windows machines across a home network. Mysteriously I stopped being able to see them through Nautilus (I couldn't even open Windows network ...
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Redirect Skype sound output over the network

I want to redirect the audio coming from Skype (and only Skype, not other programs running at the same time) over the network. Is there any way to do that?
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Can NetworkManager be used on a server?

On a desktop machine, there's a GUI component to control the connections. But on a server, usually no user is present. How do I need to configure NetworkManager to work on a server? Where are the ...
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Network doesn't work after installing Ubuntu 10.10. Is this a hardware failure?

Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my dev box, making a dual boot with Windows XP. Before installation, everything worked fine, but now Windows XP cannot connect to the network saying that cable is ...
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Connectify-like functionality on Intel 4965 AGN wireless?

I would like to use my laptop as an Access point, so that i can connect my phones through Wifi. I have done this my office laptop T410. I am having T61 with wifi module 4965. Connectify on windows ...
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Hybrid wireless network repeating

Summary: I'd like to use two Ubuntu computers to extend/compliment an existing wireless access point. I have a network which currently looks a bit like this: What the diagram doesn't show is the ...
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Tips for debugging Samba performance?

Samba gives me 24 MB/s read and 44 MB/s write, while ftp gives 97 and 112 MB/s under the same circumstances. The documentation says that Generally, you should find that Samba performs ...
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tor stops while bootstrapping, what could be the problem?

since last week I am having a problem using tor. It says bootstrapped 10% finishing handshake with directory server and then it just stops. It might help to say that I am in Iran. Any idea how to ...
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How to use rhythmbox-client on LAN?

A few days ago I had asked this question, and according to one suggestion, used rhythmote. It is a web-interface to change songs on a rhythmbox playing on some PC. However, its not what I had thought ...
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Uploading to my local server is slower than downloading from the Internet

I have a home Ubuntu server that I use for storage. I have mounted a sftp share on my laptop to access my server but the upload speed I get is very slow (~400kb/s) compared to speeds I usually get ...
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How can I prevent my connection to automatically disconnect when I lock my screen?

How can I prevent my (WiFi) connection to automatically disconnect when I lock my screen? Note that this problem does not occur on my home LAN for some reason.
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Network Manager, create multiple lan connection configuration for the same wired card

How can I create in Network Manager, multiple wired lan connection configuration for the same wired card? I use to move between a lot of offices where I need to change my network config (IP, Mask, ...
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can ping other machines but other machines can not ping me

Inside the Virtual Machine ,running Ubuntu, I can ping outside machines and can even connect to the internet, but outside machines can not ping me except my host Windows machine, The VMware Image use ...
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How to join a Windows Domain and Map Network Drives?

I just installed the current build for Ubuntu on a partition for my work computer. I am a novice when it comes to Linux/Ubuntu, which is why I installed it along side windows. I want to learn how to ...
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Network connection delay after installing indicator-network [closed]

Ok, so here's the thing,I installed wingpanel in Ubuntu 10.10, I removed the gnome-panels (yes, both). In the wingpanel itself there's no Network indicator, so I google it and in some forums, some guy ...
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Name resolution on home LAN?

Is there an easy way to allow my other computers to resolve my hostname over the network without having them edit their hosts files or their DNS settings? Some of the computers are on Windows.