Managing and using network connectivity on a Ubuntu system

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Last upgrade crashes network manager (no internet connection, no applet)

While upgrading today, something caused my wireless network manager to disappear. Not even connecting via wired connection. This error is being shown by files: **(nm-applet:2716): WARNING **: Could ...
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How to install Broadcom wireless drivers offline

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. But the wifi is not working in ubuntu (perhaps the drivers are not present), which worked fine in windows. Also I cant connect with ethernet since my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless not working: no network interface. Atheros [168c:003e] device

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS after installing windows 10 in my new VN7-571G and the wireless is not working. It never had: even during the installation it was not recognized. I run a script to ...
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Best way to cache apt downloads on a LAN?

I have multiple Ubuntu machines at home and a pretty slow internet connection, and sometimes multiple machines need to be updated at once (especially during new Ubuntu releases.) Is there a way where ...
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Wifi problems with rtl8723be in Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual booted my Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. The wifi driver is Realtek rtl8723be. It didn't use to work but I updated the kernel to 3.18 and reinstalled the driver and that seemed to ...
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How do I setup an Icecast server for broadcasting audio in my network?

Broadcasting the output of the soundcard as an internet radio stream is a reliable way to stream audio in a network. This can nicely be used to e.g. transmit audio in a wireless LAN to another ...
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How to share files through the local network? [duplicate]

I have a desktop (Ubuntu 13.04 & Win 7 Home Premium) and a Laptop (Ubuntu 12.04), both having WiFi adapters. I also have a WiFi router connected to internet which both my computers can access. I ...
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Wireless networking not working after resume in Ubuntu 14.04

[Update]: The same problem exists in Kubuntu and is solved in the same manner. [Solved]: By applying the following command nmcli nm I got the following: Before suspend RUNNING STATE ...
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How to restart the networking service?

I tried to use sudo service networking restart and sudo /etc/init.d/network restart but they both crash the window manager and I can no longer use my keyboard for input into X. when I use the /...
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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14.04 - Network manager stopped working

When I started my laptop, there was no network service, and also no network icon in the top bar. It gives an error when I start OS like "Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 experienced an internal error". When I ...
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Wireless disabled by hardware switch on an Asus X550V

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ASUS X550V laptop. This is my rfkill list: 0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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Network interface name changes after update to 15.10 - udev changes

I updated a virtual machine running Ubuntu server 15.04 to the just released new stable 15.10. There were no apparent problems, but after reboot the machine lost its network connection. lspci showed ...
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How to set static IP address?

I have configured network adapter of guest Ubuntu to work in a bridged mode so I could ssh to it from the host machine. The problem is that the guest Ubuntu ip address keep changing. Even though ...
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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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Broadcom STA driver fails to install missing wl on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS / Linux 3.8

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP Folio 13 I cannot get wireless to work. My kernel is 3.8.0-29-generic and my wireless module is a Broadcom BCM4313. After running rfkill list all: 0: hp-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server - WiFi WPA2 Personal

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and cannot get wifi configured correctly to work with WPA2 personal and could use some help. There was a simple wizard during install where I selected my SSID ...
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Wifi doesn't work after suspend after 16.04 upgrade

This particular version of the "doesn't work after suspend" came after upgrading to 16.04. It seems that the upgrade includes a Wicd applet (added to Metacity Classic Gnome task bar alongside regular ...
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How to share a wired internet connection via Wifi?

Can someone please help me with a complete step by step guide to share my internet connection (which is through a USB modem by ZTE) with my iphone 3G?
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Problems with networking after suspend [closed]

I have some problems on my Asus notebook since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10: Networking (wifi and lan) won't work after resume from suspend. I've seen many posts about this but they wouldn't work for ...
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Command for determining my public IP?

If I check with google, I can see my public IP. Is there something on the Ubuntu command-line which will yield me the same answer?
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Can't connect to WPA2 Enterprise PEAP

My university uses WPA2 Enterprise encryption for students to login their wireless. In NetworkManager I have keyed in everything that they needed Security : WPA & WPA2 Enterprise Authentication ...
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How do I change / spoof my MAC address and easily switch between multiple ones?

My router can do port-forwarding based on MAC addresses. That is, a specific MAC will get a specific IP, for which I can configure a set of ports to be forwarded. In order to easily change that set of ...
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“waiting for network configuration” Problem

This problem happens sometimes when ubuntu starts up. You can't really boot to the interface sometimes. Splash Screen with the 5 dots and a message saying: waiting for network configuration ...
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How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows?

I wanna transfer some files from this PC with Ubuntu to a PC with Windows 7 I don't care how to do it (ftp, samba or whatever) I wanna know the steps, I searched a lot but I can't find anything that ...
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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no wifi in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I cannot see WiFi option in my Ubuntu 15.04. What should I do? Revert asap lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2 output:- 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros Device [168c:0042] (rev 30) ...
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How do I find out which process is eating up my bandwidth?

I think I'm being the victim of a bug here. Sometimes while I'm working (I still don't know why), my network traffic goes up to 200 KB/s and stays that way, even tough I'm not doing anything internet-...
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Could anyone help me get my NETGEAR WNA3100 (Broadcom BCM43231) wireless adapter to work?

I have just moved back to Ubuntu from Windows 7 and a few months ago, I bought a NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless adapter because my old adapter had broken. I plugged in my adapter and it doesn't seem to work,...
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How do I setup OpenVPN so I can securely use the internet from an unsecured hotspot?

Goal: I want to be able to securely use the internet via my home PC while my notebook is connected to an open hotspot/access point. I do know that I can use a SSH tunnel/SOCKS proxy, but I don't want ...
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How can you monitor internet download usage?

Some broadband providers impose a monthly download limit, charging extra if you go over. It is also quite easy to exceed some of the lower limits just by installing/updating packages and 'normal' ...
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bind software to different network interfaces

I have two different network interfaces, connected to 2 networks. One is an eth0 and the other one a wlan0. How can I tell a software to use only a specific interface? Basically I want Firefox to ...
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“Waiting for network configuration” adding 3 to 5 minutes to boot time

I get the following pieces of information at the startup, takes about 3 to 5 minutes, while normally about 1 minute: Waiting network configuration Booting system without full network configuration ...
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How to set static routes in Ubuntu Server?

I have used Ubuntu since Ubuntu 8.10; today I'm working with Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I am having difficulty keeping static routes on booting. I would usually put the route commands /sbin/route add -...
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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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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wireless network adapter supported on ubuntu?

I would like to know if my network adapter is in anyway compatible with Ubuntu. Dual booting Ubuntu 15.04 with windows 8.1 on an HP Pavilion G6 1d98dx. I've tried so many different distros but the ...
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How do I clear the DNS cache?

I just updated the DNS record (ns1, ns2, ns3.myhostingcompany.com) for a site I've got hosted, but I still get the domain registrar parking page. I'd like to see if the problem is Ubuntu's cached DNS ...
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Can't connect to any wireless connection after updating

I have a dual boot (windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04) setup and, for (apparently) no reason, I can't connect to any wireless connection on my ubuntu box at all. (on Windows it works.) I think it stopped ...
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Wireless Network in Virtualbox

I just installed my first Ubuntu Server (12.04) instance and immediately ran into the following problems: Running apt-get install or update fails (see below) Running ifconfig produces peculiar IP ...
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Two ethernet ports on motherboard. How can I get double the bandwidth?

Direct Question: My evga classified motherboard has two ethernet ports. I want to use them simultaneously to improve the speed of a remote connection. (Yay for programming remotely). How do I do ...
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How I can limit Download/Upload bandwidth?

How I can limit Download/Upload bandwidth for: Entire OS. One network interface. Single application.
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16.04 LTS wifi connection issues

I discovered several issues with wifi connection after installing 16.04 LTS. First, wifi doesn't reconnect normally after sleep or hibernation. Sometimes the network icon turns into a "up and down ...
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Sharing Connection to other PCs (Via Wired Ethernet) [duplicate]

I have two desktop PCs I use frequently, both running Ubuntu 12.04. One is connected to the internet via wireless, and the other has no wireless card. Is there any way I can share my internet ...
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How can I (from CLI) assign multiple IP addresses to one interface?

On my server I want to assign several IP addresses to one NIC, but without using the deprecated ifconfig or the obsolete "alias" notation (like eth0:0) in /etc/network/interfaces because in IP ...
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How to check if Network Proxy is really applied?

I'm trying to set Network Proxy to use my LAN's internet connection to update packages. while the proxy settings works on my firefox, but the package manager still cannot connect to Internet. I have ...
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Network Manager Icon disappeared 14.04

So a couple of weeks ago my network manager icon stopped appearing; I still get automatically connected to my saved networks and the internet works fine, etc. If I go into System Settings and look at ...
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Unable to connect wifi ubuntu 14.04 LTS HP Pavilion Network driver rtl8723be

I have purchased a new HP Pavilion 15-ab030TX, just installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 next to Win8. But my wifi has been showing either very weak signal at times or none at all. I tried multiple ...
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Wifi Not Working On Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo G 50-30

I am facing problem to enable wifi on my Lenovo G50-30 Below are the command out put please help me out lspci | grep -i wireless: 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked) [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time (I've always been a Windows user) as I was at the office and I had the Ethernet connected. At home I only use WI-FI. When I started Ubuntu it ...