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How can I fix Networking, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, not being available after update?

After updating the OS today and rebooting, the wifi and ethernet has stopped working. Opening Network in the control panel gives me the error "The system network services are not compatible with this ...
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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Virtualbox host-only device changes network indicator state

Problem description: When I start my computer, network (wired) connects normally, and displays as "connected" icon in the indicator bar. Everything seems to be working fine. Next, I'll open my ...
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Cannot connect to internet from USB dongles in elementary os loki

I used elementary os freya and did a fresh install to elementary os loki yesterday night. Now I'm unable to use USB Modems ( usb dongles) for connecting to the Internet. In Freya there was no trouble ...
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How can I Adjust UTC/Local Time Zone

Because Windows uses local time as their base, I need to set elementary OS to also run in local time or it screws up my Windows 10 time setting and updates. How can I get elementary OS to run on local ...
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Bridge wlan0 to eth0 without DHCP

I'm currently trying to set up an access point in my lounge, using my Sony Vaio with elementary OS installed. I have successfully created an access point & can connect to the Internet that way ...
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Where is the printer sharing setting dialog?

HP Laserjet 2100 with parallel port connection connected. Freya sees it fine and prints fine. But I want to share it with the LAN, but I can't find any settings to make the printer discoverable. CUPS,...
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How to configure Internet access ONLY through OpenVPN connection

How to completely block access to the Internet directly, without OpenVPN? All traffic must go through VPN connection, including DNS, TCP, UDP, etc. I want to prevent any leaks that may occur due to ...
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Wired connection doens't work (RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller)

I'm new to linux and elemtaryOS, sorry for that ;) I'm trying to describe my issue. My wireless connection works fine, but I want to switch to wired connection because of the speed. If I try to ...
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How to use media shares in loki

After enabling media shares in switchboard, I would expect to see my machine in the networks section in pantheon-files on another eOS loki machine in my network. I cannot find it anywhere. How do I ...
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Warning: Three libnl* v.3.2.21-1ubuntu1, update from January 29th broke my network manager [duplicate]

I've updated my PC last night (January 29th) with only 3 updates available, libnl-3-200, libnl-genl-3-200 and libnl-route-3-200, all version 3.2.21-1ubuntu1, and after reboot my network manager was ...
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Unable to add printer

I am unable to add a printer as the 'Add' button is greyed out. Its an HP Deskjet 3520 - I'd like to connect to it wirelessly.
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How to connect to Elementary using X2GO?

I would like to use x2go to connect to my Elementary OS machine, but don't know what session type or custom session to use.
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How to prevent Freya to try to connect to a specific WiFi network?

I have annoying issue that my laptop is always trying to connect to my neighbour's WiFi which although it has a very weak signal strength always beats my access point placed in the same room with the ...
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Add VPN type to Network configurations

I'm trying to save a OpenConnect vpn in the network settings, however i'm only prompted with two types (OpenVPN and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol PPTP) even 'tough i've installed OpenConnect and ...
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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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Network sharing with OSX

How can I create a network share between Elementary OS and OS/X? In OS/X I see no hint of Elementary on the network. In Elementary I see two entries for my MBP under Network|Entire Network. Both of ...
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Cannot connect to network - Keeps asking for Password

I recently tried to dual boot Elementary OS with Windows 7. I can see WiFi networks but when I try and connect to them, it asks for the password then tries to connect. After a while it stops and asks ...
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Slow smb mounts [closed]

So I mapped my network drives to my machine. The server transfer speeds are fine, but it takes a long time to load the folders. like its doing a "mount -a" evry time I open a folder. Here you can see ...
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Loki Proxy wont save settings. [closed]

I am trying to change the proxy settings but after I hit apply and close the dialog box it resets the settings back to default after about 10 seconds. I need the proxy to access the internet on my ...
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No network conection after last upgrade yesterday [duplicate]

Yesterday I updated to elementary 3.19 ..59 and today came just another small one and after that the network connection disappeared. The system had suggested an upgrade of some elder packages as ...
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Files/Entire Network won't “remember forever” my login [closed]

When I first logged in to a home network drive, I entered the login and checked the box to "remember forever". But it never remembers and instead requires me to enter login each time. Also, it ...
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SOLVED Problem Broadcom 43142 wifi

I'm on Elementary OS 0.4 and i've a problem with the wifi connection, i tryied to fix it with all i've found on the web, but it still doesn't work. With " lshw -C network " i got that: *-network ...
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Avoid no network issue

As explained here How can I fix Networking, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, not being available after update? there is a regression bug that will cause some systems to lose network entirely. Lewis' excellent ...
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WiFi on MacBook Pro (12,1 - Early 2015)

After following instructions in a number of other threads, I am still unable to get the built-in WiFi on my 13" MacBook Pro (12,1) to show up or work under the latest version of elementaryOS. ...
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How to remove Hotspot profile from ElementaryOS network settings

A few weeks ago i was messing around with creating a Hotspot but after testing it i didn't want to have it anymore, now every time my laptop starts it automatic login to the test Hotspot i created, i ...
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How can I use my Wi-Fi (Broadcom BCM43142)?

I have tried several things but it doesn't work.
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No ethernet connection

I recently upgraded to the Loki release with a fresh install on my Thinkpad S540 without much initial problems. Today I had to use a wired connection for the first time and to much surprise the ...
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Wi-Fi doesnt work after update

My wi-fi stopped working. I used to have this problem from time to time and service network-manager restart was always enough to fix it, but after system update the wi-fi doesn't work at all even ...
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Loki 0.4 - network-manager applet shows disconnected after docker installation

Hi I'm new to elementary os. I had network-manager says my wifi connected perfectly. I installed docker, now network-manager reports wired network disconneted (though wifi is working correctly). Is ...
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Wifi networks not detected in elementary OS. Ethernet working

My problem is that wifi networks in the vicinity are not detected even though the wifi module is (apparently) turned on, and ethernet is working fine (I had to get that working manually as well): I ...
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ElementaryOS 0.3.2 AMD64; Macbook Air 2008: Wifi after installing

I have the same problems that several people had before. Wifi ain't working. However, installing the libnl-3-200 libnl-route-3-200 and libnl-genl-3-200 did not work, nor did downgrading. At first ...
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Wifi and Ethernet Disabled after last Freya update [duplicate]

I updated my Elementary OS like always with the update manager. After reboot no internet anymore. No Wifi and no ethernet worked. I run sudo lshw -C network *-network DEAKTIVIERT ...
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Automatically create WiFi hotspot after boot

Elementary allows for creation of WiFi hotspot in "network settings" menu. However, the Hotspot mode is turned off at every boot. How to make Elementary automatically create WiFi Hotspot at launch, if ...
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Mounted windows network folders do not show in open save box on native apps

I have a NAS which I built using OMV as the OS with all my music documents e.t.c. The folders from the NAS are shared via SAMBAI installed gigolo so that certain folders from my NAS are mounted when ...
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Slow Internet connection (WiFi) while using elementary OS Loki (Ralink RT3060)

My Internet connection is painfully slow and irregular on elementary OS Loki. I'm connected to the Internet via WiFi through a PCI antenna. What I experience is that I get disconnected from time to ...
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How to downgrade libnl packages to fix network manager?

In May my elementary OS network stopped working. I cannot connect to wifi or Ethernet. It seems the last update caused the network problem. Looking for the solution I came across this How can I fix ...
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the system network services are not compatible with this version - permanent fix

I recently ran into the same Problem as Louis Kuan The fix from Lewis Goddard actually helped to get me connected again, thank you for that. Since i have to few reputation i am not allowed to comment ...
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wifi drops signal, but indicator shows connected

I have an HP Stream 11 Netbook, that I used to run Xubuntu on for about half a year. I decided to switch to freya, but have been having connectivity problems. The WiFi signal will drop out, but the ...
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Network icon missing in Freya wingpanel

I have tried everything in this thread and I have asked on Reddit but I am unable to get the network icon back. Please help.
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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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Using WWAN on elementary OS

on my Lenovo Thinkpad X220 I have a WWAN module build in. 0bdb:1911 Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV On Ubuntu (also Windows, but this doesn't matter) it is possible to use the network manger ...
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Built-in VPN connection failure

Nevermind! I would still like to know why it doesn't worked with the built-in client. But I just found out that the ShrewSoft VPN client is available through the Software Center. Ok, I start to love ...
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Network icon suddenly gone, can't access wifi hotspot [duplicate]

Today, for no reason I can discern, the network indicator icon is missing. I happen to also be away from home in a business trip, so I am reliant on wifi hotspots for internet access. Since the icon ...
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Wireless issues Freya vs (Ubuntu & Windows) [closed]

I have a 5Ghz wifi network with an SSID of 'spark1_5', but my desktop with ElementaryOS Freya (Kernel 3.19) does not see it. spark1_5 is on channel 132 of the 5Ghz spectrum. Upon running iwlist wlan0 ...
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What is the login popup for and how do I disable it? [duplicate]

I'm talking about this annoying thing whenever I disconnect from the Internet. It fixes itself when I reconnect to the Internet and I can move it out of the way and still proceed with my activities, ...
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Double “Network”? [duplicate]

I have two Network in system setting, how to remove one
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Elementary OS Loki proxy settings

My connection is through proxy server. I managed to set the proxy server with my user name and my password and port 8080. I am able to do updates, upgrades and install packages. I even use TeamViewer ...
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Certain web content being blocked

For a few months now I've been having this issue where sometimes content from websites are blocked. A few examples are scripts being blocked so I'm unable to log in to certain websites, on Android ...
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How do I disable one of my network adapters?

I'm having some trouble with one of my network adapters being extremely slow. I've bought another adapter, got that plugged in and everything was working perfectly. But now the old adapter keeps ...