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Questions tagged [internet]

Questions about connecting to the Internet. "wireless" and "networking" might be better tags, depending on the question.

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Connection issues

I use Ubuntu 16.04, but 4 days ago my internet can not connect anymore.I tried everything, but the error message is always the same 'Disconnected, you are now offline'
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Weird internet issue in my Kubuntu

I messed up with the system while trying to install a VPN and one day my wifi stopped working, then after a while I tried to install Windscribe VPN and my whole internet connection stopped working ...
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openvpn client connection issue

I have a ubuntu box behind a router, and I have no access to that router. The router will fail now and then, I don't know why. I can not connect to the internet during the router failure time. ...
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How to fix broken dropbox *menu* in xubuntu 18.04?

There are many threads about how to restore the dropbox icon. For instance, this link. Following those instructions in xubuntu 18.04 restores the menu icon, but left or right clicking the icon ...
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Internet connectivity on Xubuntu 16.04

I have a problem with the internet. Every time I start my laptop, the internet works fine, but after a few minutes it has a problem with connectivity, so I have to wait a few more minutes. Is this a ...
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Ubuntu Server and lack of default (text) web browser with Barracuda Web Login

Where I work we have a Barracuda web login that I log into my company internet via an intranet web browser. As Ubuntu Server (16.04) does not appear to have a browser I cannot use apt-get. ...
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How to find current version of Gnome for Ubuntu 18.04 from internet? [duplicate]

I'm writing this in Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. I'm looking at Gnome Extensions for Ubuntu 18.04 that work with Gnome version 3.24 and breaks with version 3.26. How can I find out using browser (google ...
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Weird problem with Starbucks WiFi

This isn't a captive portal thing. I've tried a lot already. It's not that browser pages aren't coming up when I've established a connection on Starbucks wifi and haven't clicked on accept on the ...
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I “removed connection profile” now wired hotspot doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. I've been using my iPhone as a USB wired hotspot while away from home for at least three years. Last night I clicked "Remove Connection Profile", and it hasn't worked since ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 intermittent wifi exact details in body

I am extremely new to both Linux and these forums so please excuse and correct any indiscretions. After installing Ubuntu, I connected to the internet via Ethernet and used instructions from How do I ...
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Setting a static IP doesn't work on Ubuntu/Armbian … I need help :)

after digging for three days now here in the stackexchange network and other websites I still can't solve my problem and I hope you can help me. I try to set up a static IP on my BananaPi M1 board (...
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How can you ask questions if you don't have 50 reputation? [migrated]

I suppose that this post is a bit of a constructive criticism. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year now and every time I have a question, I find a post, I go to ask for more detail and I'm blocked ...
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Wired connection IP configuration not available

I am using Kubuntu 16.04. Up until today, my wired internet connection worked fine. My wireless internet connection still does. After performing the following updates: Start-Date: 2018-08-04 15:29:...
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Slow wifi on 18.04

I have had 18.04 for a while but recently noticed internet browsing is either slow or there is temporarily no connection. Help with diagnostics appreciated. No problem with other Windows 10 OS on dual ...
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dell xps 15 9570 wifi problem

I have a Dell xps 15 9570 with network card killer 1535, on windows the wifi works well. I installed next to windows 10 ubuntu 16.04 LTS, here I can successfully connect to the Wi-Fi router of the ...
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Restore internet after TorGuard messed it up

I use the TorGuard VPN client and yesterday I accidentally turned off my computer with it still connected. Now after turning my computer on this morning I can't access the internet. To make matters ...
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Ubuntu can't connect to wifi. Help? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a dell inspiron (formerly windows vista, intel pentium). I was connected to wifi for a long time and now my laptop won't even give me an option to connect to wifi. I've ...
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Not able to use internet on xrdp

i followed the steps given here Can I access Ubuntu from Windows remotely? to setup my xrdp and able to successfully access my ubuntu machine from windows machine. But, when i failed to access ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Wi-fi , IP is on a network different than my gateway

I have a partitioned Lenovo pc. One partition with Ubuntu desktop 16.04, one with Windows 10. Windows has internet connection, Ubuntu does not. It is on a different network. I tried gathering some ...
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“Activation of network connection failed” for ethernet connection

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Surface Book with dual boot, and I can't get the ethernet connection to work. Although the wifi connects, I keep getting the "activation of network connection failed"...
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Internet disconected automatically

When using ubuntu 16.04, after 2 hours of continuous Internet usage the net disconnect automatically. When I disconnect and reconnect it has worked. But it happened every time . I had not changed any ...
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How to use 2 network connections speeds at the same time?

I have a 4G broadband, and an ethernet cable, both are having different IP addresses (different ISPs). I'm connected to the 4G router using Wifi, the problem is that the ethernet cable is really slow,...
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I have to disconnect/reconnect network cable to access Internet

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and connect my machine alongside other machines by using a switch to a modem to use Internet. Today I encountered a problem: Other machines can connect to the Internet; but I ...
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WiFi not working Ubuntu 18.04 latest version

I am using dell Inspiron 15 3542 and I am facing this issue with wifi, it works fine for few minutes and then icon turns into ? And internet doesn't work. I have tried few fixes but nothing worked. I ...
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Server 16.04: configuring Wi-Fi connection (USB adapter)

Edit: sudo ifdown wlx000e0008833e && sudo ifup -v wlx000e0008833e: Configuring interface wlx000e0008833e=wlx000e0008833e (inet) /bin/run-parts --exit-on-error --verbose /etc/network/if-pre-...
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How can I connect a PC under route by Internet?

I am an Linux newbie. I have a PC with Ubuntu 18.04 on my campus, and the CN (campus network) is connected to the Internet. I cannot set the route. I have successfully connected Ubuntu-PC using NAT ...
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Have two internet connections in a distinct way?

I have two chrome browser profiles on my machine (home and work) and I am connected via Wifi to our work network and via USB-tethering to mobile broadband. I would love to see my work browser (and ...
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No network after upgrade to 18.04 (from 17.10)

After a lot of upgrading (I think 1000 packages since I didn't upgrade for a long time), I can connect to wireless networks, but I can't ping anything. It says name or service not known. Firefox will ...
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Virtual box guest (Win 10/Ubuntu minimal) without IP on Ubuntu 18 host

I have traversed multiple tutorials/solutions on how to run win or linux guest on Virtual Box (there are many) but not a single one provided a solution to me. Host setup Ubuntu 18 Virtual Box 5.2.16 ...
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No Internet using ethernet, wireless is no problem

Unfortunately I can't access the internet via cable, only wireless lan is working, so if I turn of my ethernet adapter everything works fine. Looking at the settings, I can't find the problem and look ...
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VPN disconnect - do not stop internet

By default (I guess) Ubuntu cuts my internet connection whenever I disconnect a VPN, which is nice unless you don't want it, and have to reconnect (stop and start) your connection every time. How can ...
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Can establish connection, but still get “connect: Network is unreachable”

I have an Asus E402NA laptop. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. At the end of the installation the installer crashed, but I am still able to boot and start up Ubuntu (not sure if this is helpful ...
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WiFi stopped working on Ubuntu 18.04 on HP envy x360

I had a few problems with my laptop earlier related to sudo not working, and then disk space issues. After solving that, the only problem remaining is WiFi not working, which was Ok before all that. I'...
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Snap applications unable to connect to the internet if VPN is turned on?

I use ExpressVPN to keep my internet browsing private in public places. Whenever I am connected to any VPN server, Snap apps such as Discord and Spotify are unable to connect to the internet. I have ...
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No Wifi - “Activation of network connection failed” Ubuntu 16.04 & 18.04

I'm looking for some help with my Ubuntu laptop. I have an Intel Wireless 8260 card in my laptop that is unable to connect to any network. I've tried an Edimax USB WiFi adapter but get the exact same ...
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Connecting to home network drops internet after about 10 seconds (Ubuntu 16.04)

I have today had a really strange (and confusing) issue, that I cannot seem to remedy. When I connect to my local network (using either ethernet or wifi), the network appears to connect fine, and web ...
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wicd stuck on obtaining ip address after logging into windows first

*I know there are many topics regarding this issue, however none of the solutions I tried helped me TL;DR For some reason whenever I log into Windows 1st, I cant connect with wicd after. As the ...
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Connected, but no internet(? inside WiFi sign) [Mobile hotspot]

I'm having this issue for the last 3 days that the internet doesn't work, even when connected with good signal strength. I get this question mark(?) inside the WiFi signal bar. WiFi works on Windows ...
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On Ubuntu Server 18.04, can't get my domain to resolve unless www is used

I can't get pangeawerks.com to resolve but www.pangeawerks.com works great I pinged the domain and here are the results: karmacomposer@PANGEAVERSE:~$ ping pangeawerks.com ping: pangeawerks.com: ...
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My wifi adapter is not detected by ubuntu 18

When I previously used Ubuntu 16 before getting Ubuntu 18 I had the issue of the computer not detecting my home wifi network. Upgrading to Ubuntu 18 didn't solve my problem. When I check the wifi ...
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Unauthenticated Proxy Settings

I am trying to setup a Manual Proxy to bypass the login portal page, it works fine with synaptics-package manager an firefox but when trying to apply it to the main Network Proxy, it doesnt take any ...
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Temporarily connecting to a second local network

My network is 192.168.1.X and I connect to it via wi-fi. I am having problems with a GL-MT300V-V2 mini-router when trying to set up VPN on the device. That router can be connected to ethernet but to ...
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No internet connection, “The system network services are not compatible with this version.”

I updated my software packages by typing: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade After restarting my computer, I realized that neither my Ethernet nor WiFi connection was ...
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can't ping gateway from second ipv6

i have a ubuntu 16.0.4 and a /64 block of valid ipv6 to use. my ips : 2001:xxxx:yyyy:4::/64 my gateway : 2001:xxxx:yyyy:3::1 when i set fist ip to use via : ip addr add 2001:xxxx:yyyy:4::1/48 dev ...
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Merge 2+ USB tethering devices to share internet in eth0

The picture below shows up the setup I would like to have: In summary, I have 2 Android devices with internet connections, and both are sharing their connection using Android USB tethering feature, ...
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Connect to wifi but no internet

Very strange but both my wifi and cable internet connections suddenly stopped working after 2+ years. NO major installs or updates. I'm running 16.04. I can confirm that both router and wifi are ...
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Internet connection error

I tryed to connect internet by wifi and lan but my system didn't connect to internet,first when I install ubuntu18.04 it was ok but now it doesn't connect to internet
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I am unable to connect to my new BT router wirelessly with my laptop

I am unable to connect to my new BT router wirelessly with my laptop. Everything else connects to it - phone, tablet etc, therefore I don't think its the router. However, I am able to connect ...
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How to connect to Internet through a remote server via SSH connection

I have a problem in accessing Internet through an ssh-accessible server Situation EDIT: FYI, my OS is Ubuntu 16.04, and IIRC, same as the server. Ok, here's the deal. My company provide me a PC ...
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ubuntu support intermittent connectivity ssh session

Recently I moved and with the new wifi router (tp-link) I noticed I get kicked out from ssh sessions, the shell gets stuck and I cant type anything and I have to close it. I am not sure how to test ...