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Use this tag for networking and internet related issues in elementary OS

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Wifi problem: network module not loaded

i've used a little usb-key with last elementary live. Ok to every pc i use except for one: my WinPad x201 3g of Mediacom .. xfect for me but .. .. live can't load realtek module: - rtl8723bs. I ...
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Automatically switch between wired connection + hotspot on and wireless connection + hotspot off

This post explains how to Automatically create WiFi hotspot after boot. I'm using that solution but when my laptop is not connected by cable, there is no internet connection to share via the hotspot. ...
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How do I use macchanger with elementary OS?

I have recently installed elementary OS. I have installed macchanger and have tried to use it. It appears that macchanger works, given is spits out a new MAC address for my wireless NIC. However, ...
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Wifi connection is weak (rtl8723be)

My laptop's WiFi card is rtl8723be. It keeps disconnecting even when the hotspot is two metres away. Please help :)
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startup with vpn connected

At startup, computer connects to network automatically. Can I also have computer start with vpn connected/connect as the next step automatically?
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No wifi on Macbook Pro mid 2010

I'm switching to Linux to save my old 2010 Macbook, since it is almost unusable with the newer versions Mac OS. I just finished setting up Elementary OS, but the wifi will not work. During setup, I ...
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Problems when recognizing wifi connection

I recently installed elementary on my laptop, but the wifi is recognized with a low signal percentage although it is on the side of the modem and when I am a bit far away it does not even recognize it....
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Wifi sometimes no longer works

Greatings, How this happens: I am on Internet on elementary OS and all of a sudden Internet no longer works, I realize this for instance because I can't load any website anymore. Then the network ...
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wifi problem in dual boot

Hi earlier i used ubuntu 14 and 16. Now am using elementray and i have same problem every time. for ex: when install elementray firs i try it bu clicking 'try without installing' there my wifi is ...
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Wifi doesn't appear in network settings

4.1 on an iMac dual core intel as my main OS. Until today, the wifi network was working fine, but suddenly as i started again my computer this afternoon, i cannot find wireless connections in my ...
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cifs unmount on shutdown

I have two cifs shares mount in fstab and when I shutting down computer (elementaryOS Loki) system waiting 90sec because WiFi connection was closed earlier. I tried to: Create a file /etc/init.d/...
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Wi-Fi found but no access points -challenge with HP EliteBook G2

and greetings from Finland, Europe. I've been a linux user for past 12 years, and decided to switch to Elementary when I bought recently a used Elite HP G2 Laptop, tried around 6 different distros ...
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Wifi card not working Loki

I have come to this issue since yesterday that the only way I can get internet from using my computer is by sharing my phone's connection via USB. My wifi card seems like it is not even activated. I ...
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Wireless card stopped working after installing an application

I recently installed Visual Studio Code on Elementary and then I installed an extension for it called "VS Live Share" to collaborate on code with a friend the extension told me I had to restart my ...
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Samba network share printer to Win guest in VM

I just installed Elementary OS a couple of days ago and setup a Virtualbox version of windows on it. I plan to install my Brother DCP laser printer on the linux host and then network share it to the ...
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Wi-fi network completely disables when I close lid (suspend)

My wi-fi completely disables not allowing me to enable it again (see photo) when I close the lid of my laptop. I found a post regarding the same issue but the solution posted there did not work for ...
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VPN's are not in alphabetical order

I have a bunch of VPN's and I added the configuration files manually in an alphabetical order. Unfortunately the VPN list in the network menu is, contrary to expectations, non alphabetical and I ...
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How can I disable networking and bluetooth indefinetly?

On my laptop I'm only holding high sensitive data. I want to disable the OS from going online or connecting to bluetooth devices at all and indefinetly. I want it to be impossible to go online with ...
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Connect to Windows via Samba - instant timeouts

I'm trying to connect ElementaryOS to a Windows laptop and nothing I've tried has worked. Even running gvfs-mount smb://192.168.1.x from the terminal results in "Error mounting location: Failed to ...
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ProtonMail Bridge beta for Linux (v1.0.3)

With "elementary OS" 0.4.1 (16.04 LTS) default ports are not working...need to change Ports > 10000 to run the Bridge.
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Wireless Network not working after Installation

I have just installed Elementary OS. My WiFi is not working. There are tons of solutions out there, and i have no idea which will work. Rather than trying all of them, it would be nice to have a ...
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Elemantary is behaving like windows

Thanks Elemantary guys it was nice to use it but now i am removing it from my laptop with in few days as its behaving like windows. Till now not fixed my last two queries. Now when installing ...
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How to connect to FritzBox NAS

I want to connect to Fritz NAS over smb protocol. In Ubuntu it is easy. Menu > File > Connect to server > "smb://fritz.box" Then username and password. And I am in. How to do it with ...
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My resolve.conf and network manager are not working correctly

I installed then uninstalled the mullvad VPN client ages ago and despite everything else being golden, I couldn't get to one particular site, despite trying lots of different dns services in network ...
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Wifi switch doesn't work

I did steps below: 1. I toggled off wireless mode at the top right corner. 2. I had tried to toggle it on, but it didn't work. That's why I needed to go to the network options and toggle it on ...
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“Sharing” in Settings, what is it?

I have browsed around for a while now looking for what the "Sharing" section in settings is. Is it Samba? or something else? Regardless, I have tried discovering a "shared" library with my phone, my ...
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Can't connect to or view networks after closing laptop

I have an HP Stream notebook laptop that used to run Windows 8.1, but recently I bought a USB flash drive, so I wiped my laptop clean and installed Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. It was working fine. I was ...
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Elementary OS Loki wifi will not connect 2018

I've got a fresh install of Elementary OS, and am unable to connect to wifi. Details below. Elementary OS Version: uname -ra Linux waynes-world 4.13.0-37-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 7 ...
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OpenVPN & NetworkManager: invalid IP4 config received!

// OS 0.4.1 // Built on "Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS" // Linux 4.13.0-37-generic // GTK+ 3.18.9 // OpenVPN 2.3.10 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [MH] [IPv6] built on Jun 22 2017 ...
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wireless disconnected problem

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad TSeries and my wireless isn't working. Like a lot of people, the wireless doesn't connect, just says "Enable wireless to discover nearby wireless access points.". I've been ...
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Ethernet isn't show correctly on GUI

I've updated my kernel recently and that got Ethernet support all messed up (meaning: the hardware was saw by the system, but I couldn't connect to any network). I fixed that by including the ...
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The repository 'http://http.us.debian.org/debian xenial Release' does not have a Release file

When I try update my elementary OS I get these error messages: W: The repository 'http://http.us.debian.org/debian xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from such a repository can't ...
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Locking the screen disables networking/bluetooth

It seems that when the screen is locked, some connections are disabled. At least : networking (cable or wireless) bluetooth It is annoying and an unwanted pattern in my case. Is it a known issue ...
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Is there a way to hide samba users only from the login screen?

I successfully setup a samba server with user profiles and all that. But the one annoying thing is that every time I add a user they show up on the login screen. These users are only meant to access ...
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elementary os wifi bug problem

I have an access problem with internet connection after succesfully get an ip from AP cisco aironet 3800. I can't do internet's activity such as browsing, downloading, etc. It's opposed, if i connect ...
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Windows / smb share

To start, this OS is really great. I only have 1 rather big problem. I can not save files to my Ubuntu server. Connecting to a smb share or sftp share is not a problem with the 'files' app. I can ...
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Add Cisco VPN with login credentials an group name

To log in to the server of a client of mine, I need to make a VPN connection. On Ubuntu I managed to do this quite easily following the steps as described here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/31100/...
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Network Sharing

I And My Friend Both Have eOS installed And We Want To Enable Network Sharing So We Can Access each other's files. Since We Both Are New To eOS We Don't Know How To Do That Can Any One Please Explain ...
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Change network profile

I have multiple network profiles, (one for DHCP another for fixed ip for my work, another fixed ip profile for config specific hardware.. etc etc.. Any Way to change wired network profiles like WIFI ...
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how to Elementray os network metric settings

Can we set the interface metric in Microsoft windows with elementary OS? Thanks,
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Wifi not working after kernel upgrade

I have a laptop HP Pavilion with Realtek wifi card. It didn't have a driver for Linux until end of last year as you can see here. Then I installed it when it was released from this repo It worked ...
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Slow speeds accessing NAS over SMB/AFP?

I have media stored on a Synology NAS attached to my router. This is accessed by both PCs and laptops running Windows and Linux - some through a switch to the router, some wirelessly, and some via ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi after installing Elementary OS

My PC is an HP Pavilion All-in-One - 24-b214d. When I tried to connect to the WiFi, I typed in the password, and waited. Suddenly, it disconnected. I am using a tablet to communicate because my PC ...
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Login window not shown remotely

Installed yesterday, all updated. Login from local works perfectly, such as accessing through vnc. But in case the local session is logged out, when I try to log in from remote using vnc, the login ...
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Appcenter is no longer working while using Wicd Network Management

Appcenter requires me to be connected to internet with NetworkManager which is kinda broken on my system.Instead of that im using wicd and the appcenter still not works.I also tried to install another ...
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Is there a built-in graphical way to set the DNS on elementaryOS Loki?

Is there a way to set the used DNS in elementaryOS Loki in a graphical manner? The following is the only working way that I have found to change the DNS when using DNSCrypt... Editing /etc/resolv....
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No wired connection on HP PAVILION

his guys I've installed Elementary OS on my work laptop. An HP Pavilion. Since the beginning the wireless card never worked, I found out it is a Realtek one, with no Linux driver yet, they say it ...
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How to fix my wifi connection?

I'm using loki on a Dell vostro 5480 laptop, with a intel wireless 7265 card. In the last few months I feel that my connection is slower then before. I have a plan of 10mbps. All my other devices, ...
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RT8188eu driver problems (very old bug)

After official kernel update, my rt8188eu chipset was not working on desktop machine. There was no wifi option in network settings. So I downloaded the driver from GitHub and compiled myself, and it ...
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Wake-on-LAN elementaryOS from Windows PC / phone

I am wondering if there is possible to use WOL via WiFi on elementaryOS Loki. I have an old HP laptop and I have WOL enabled from BIOS. I found this theread https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WakeOnLan ...