Managing and using network connectivity on a Ubuntu system

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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.
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Disable Wired When Wireless is UP

My Laptop has Wired and wireless connection capabilities. I want to disable my Wired connection when my wireless is up and running ? How can i proceed ? I used nmcli tool to establish my connection. ...
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Help to setup networking in Virtualbox Ubuntu Guest from Windows vista Host

I am trying to access the MYSQL installed inside the Ubuntu Guest (In VirtualBox) from my Windows vista Host. It always says not able to find the given IP in the network. I have tried ping the ubuntu ...
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eth0 not working on startup

This might sound strange but, working with my Lubuntu 10.04 i've experienced troubles when connecting to my eth0 newtwork. After some googling, i've found out that by writting in the CLI the following ...
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Use two networks at the same time?

I want to use Ubuntu 10.10 Server in a classroom, a computer lab whose bandwidth is provided by a local cable ISP. That's no problem, though the school network has an IP printer that I want to use. I ...
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How do you connect remotely from another country?

Normally, I installed Ubuntu for people with little experience with computer. These people's tasks are simply email, office work, and some more chit chat online. If I am with them, I can troubleshoot ...
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Fast file copier with Samba support?

I'm looking for a fast file manager for Ubuntu. I need to copy a lot of files to Windows machine via Samba. Nautilus is so slow, that when I click on the directory I need to copy the screen just dims ...
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What is needed for a networked home printer?

I've seen this question: Home network printer recommendations but I think I'm asking something more basic. I'm not really familiar with networked printers or how they work or what they do really. What ...
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Difference between dhclient & dhclient3?

Well, I Stumbled upon a command that connects your wired connection from the command line by issuing this in the terminal; "sudo dhclient3 eth0". But there is also a command called "dhclient". Are ...
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Troubleshooting wireless network connectivity [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10, and I'm running into trouble keeping my wireless connection alive. After rebooting, I get about 5-10 minutes of a good speed connection; afterwards, the connection ...
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Internet connection through Bluetooth PAN profile?

Is there any guide to get Internet connection through Bluetooth PAN profile in Ubuntu? I am using ubuntu 9.04.
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Cannot Access modem configuration page

When I type my modem configuration page IP in browser instead of showing configuration page it shows default web page for apache.What's wrong?Is there any IP conflict? Thanks in advance
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Wireless internet security

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 (dual booted with Windows 7) on a laptop which will connect to the internet through a wireless internet connection and I want to ensure that this is secure. I have ...
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Slow Wireless Reconnect After Suspend

I a Broadcom 4312 using the STA drivers, I reinstalled ubuntu because the b43 drivers were giving me a huge hassle along with some weird kernel issues. My wireless speed is fine, everything works ...
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How to prevent wireless network asking password when briefly out of range

When I'm connected to a wireless network from quite far away I sometimes briefly lose the connection. Then Network Manager prompts me to re-confirm the password as if it suspected that was the problem ...
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Built-in ethernet card is not detected

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a desktop computer with an MSI ms-7142 motherboard. Both when I was testing and after I installed, it can't find any network card. There is a built-in card, but lspci ...
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Why does Firefox Return 'Server Not Found', and SeaMonkey Loads URL Perfectly?

Firefox on my system can not connect to http://docs.jquery.com. When I try the same address in SeaMonkey, on the same system, it works perfectly. Any thoughts why Firefox can not load the site?
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How do I use Rogers Nokia CS-18 rocket stick?

I've just got a Rogers Nokia CS-18 rocket stick but when I plug it into my laptop it doesn't get recognized as a 3G modem. I've rebooted and tried plugging it into windows first but nothing seems to ...
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LAN visibility and network sharing

I have two Ubuntu machines with wifi network cards configured as DHCP interfaces. machine1: inet addr:192.168.168.105 Bcast:192.168.168.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.168.252 machine2: ...
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Why do I have to reconnect my usb router cable?

I have a Iball Baton ADSD2+ Router. It's working fine but the problem is when I boot into Ubuntu I have to unplug the usb cable and then plug it again, then it starts working. Why do I have to ...
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Network Access: I can't access 192.168.1.101 from 192.168.1.102

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on my PC with IP 192.168.1.101. every thing work fine, e.g. my web server is running and I can see http://localhost/ or http://192.168.1.101 properly. But the problem is that ...