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Old 07-22-2007, 05:42 AM   #1
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General network commands?

Hi, I have a situation wherein the WAP i'm connecting to is pretty far away and as a result I'm subject to intermittent disconnects... Sometimes, as a result, I'm left with a "connected" status yet I am unable to receive any packets... The only fix for me has been restarting the computer and I was wondering what some standard commands are to completely disable the network interfaces and then restart them (as if I had did a complete restart of the computer)

As well, I'm thinking my problem has to do with my having Local access but not internet access rights... I don't really understand how that works any articles on that?

I'm using Ubuntu Fiesty 7.04 and NetworkManager Applet 0.6.4.

Thanks for any help!
Old 07-22-2007, 05:48 AM   #2
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GUI: system > admin > network ... you can disable then enable the interface from there.

ifdown wlan0
ifup wlan0

check your device with


wired nics use


the man pages for those commands will give you lots of ideas.


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