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Hi, I very recently installed ubuntu on my pc dual booting with xp, ubuntu has automatically detected my lan card and also it automatically connects to my lan connection, what i want to know is how to connect to the internet now.
On windows XP, i had a software given by my lan operator through which after entering my username and password i connect to the internet. It's a .exe file, so i thought that i will first install wine and then run this .exe file through wine, but it so happens that i haven't been able to install wine yet ( which i am trying to do by seeking help in another thread), so basically i want to know. How can I connect to the internet.
you are using it in office or at home? i'm using ubuntu 8.10 in my laptop which is a dual boot with Vista and am connected to net through the isp. i have adsl modem+router and i had to do nothing to connect to it.
what error it gives when u try to connect to internet using ubuntu. may be u have to enable DHCP or there may be some proxies. did u try to contact ur lan operator? by the way by Lan Operator do u mean an ISP or your office's System Admin?
How do you connect to the internet in Xp. Do you have adsl modem router or connect directly.
What is that exe that you run in XP. Does it just take your username and password and dial to internet? Do you actually dial for connecting? Do you connect through modem or lan card?
well, i use a lan card for connecting to the internet, i use it at my home and that .exe was a small software, given by my cable operator in which after entering my username and password, i connect to the internet.
Ubuntu is connecting to the local area network without any problem, it says that the wired connection is established.. But i don't know how to connect to the internet now, which software to use.
If this is dial up broadband you might want to set it up using sudo pppoeconf.
Well, this was it, this has done the trick and enabled me to connect to the internet, and i am very very thankful to everyone who tried to help.
Downloading is as fast as it was in windows but browsing somehow, i feel, is slower than in windows even though i used firefox there as well, any idea why is browsing slower.
To disable ipv6 on firefox browse to:
and filter on ipv6
it's a toggle option double clicking the item changes the position.
The new version of firefox displays a "Here be dragons!" message to which you need to click "I'll be careful, I promise!"
But inspite of disabling ipv6, browsing through firefox is still slow and the package manager downloading is also extremely slow and most of the times it shows failed in the status bar and then ends the download after some time. Also inspite of downloading and installing the flash plugin, firefox still doesn´t show flash applications and gives the bar to Install missing plugin .