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    Lost Internet Connection

    I'm running ubuntu 12.04. After turning my desktop off for a couple of days, I lost internet connection.

    I am new to linux, and I'm not sure how to solve this problem.

    Thanks
    AVanBoekel11

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    1) Did you update or make any other changes before you logged off?

    2) Have you tried to start the computer again?
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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    1) Did you update or make any other changes before you logged off?

    2) Have you tried to start the computer again?
    I don't believe that I did any updates. And yes, I tried rebooting the computer.

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Have you checked the icon,,,top right side of screen,,,,,,the one just left of the volume icon? Does it say your connected or not.....

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by USAGeorge View Post
    Have you checked the icon,,,top right side of screen,,,,,,the one just left of the volume icon? Does it say your connected or not.....
    it's an empty dark grey quarter circle. I also tried connecting it with an Ethernet cable, and that didn't work either.

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Open up a terminal (ctrl+shift+t)

    type the following
    Code:
    ifconfig
    press enter

    paste the results back here

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Hank_The_Dog View Post
    Open up a terminal (ctrl+shift+t)

    type the following
    Code:
    ifconfig
    press enter

    paste the results back here
    How am I supposed to paste it online if I cant connect to the internet?

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Touche! Sometimes you need to put the pipe down..

    Anyway can you give us more detail on your network?

    Are you connecting via wifi? What security does it have?
    You said you plugged in with an Ethernet cable, plugged into what?
    Is there any way you can verify that it is the Ubuntu computer that is not working, and not your internet?
    IE: It works on your other computer/smartphone but not on your Ubuntu distro?

    Have you tried right-clicking on the icon?
    I believe you can open your network manager by opening a terminal and typing
    Code:
    network-manager

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    It's a desktop with a wireless card in it. I was previously only connected to the wifi, and that was working fine. When that didn't work, I plugged in an ethernet cable, and that didn't do anything either.

    Other devices are working fine on the network.

    The network-manager command did nothing.

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    Re: Lost Internet Connection

    Try this, plug ethernet cable in, and type the following:
    (What are we plugging in to? a router or modem?)

    Code:
    sudo service network-manager restart
    after that right click the gray quarter circle>Edit Connections
    Wired Connection 1>Edit

    Check the following:

    • That the box by connect automatically is checked
    • Under IPv4 settings you should be using the DHCP method





    Can you see your wifi network whenever you rightclick the gray quarter circle?

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