Ubuntu Networking :: What Could Do To Reset Password Or Gain Access To Router?

Jan 14, 2011

I have a friend that recently moved to Linux. She had started out with Ubutnu 9.04, which was giving her a lot of Issues along with being no longer supported, so I recommend Linux Mint 10 to her, since she wanted something closer to Windows. I instructed her on how to do a clean install. Linux Mint installed ok, but when she was about to set up wireless to get on the Internet, she realised that she had forgotten her password. She called her network (Belkin) for assistance to retrieve it. She was told that Linux is not really supported; however they gave her this address to access the router: from her browser which did not work. So there was nothing further they could have done since she couldn't gain access to the router. She is currently only able to use Ethernet connection to get online.

What could she do to reset her password or gain access to the router? I didn't want to tell her to reset the modem in case it will leave her with no internet and no way to setup her router.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Access A Server Behind A Router But Be Asked For A Password?

Jun 30, 2011

Using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

I have an intranet server behind a NAT router. Very standard linksys router home setup. The server has a static IP. I used port forwarding in the router to use SSH and log into the server remotely - it works OK.

I want no one outside my home network to access any webpages on the server unless they're authenticated.. I know I could port forward like with ssh but with http port 80 and then see webpages , but again this would open it up to anyone with my cable modem's IP - wouldn't it?

I need a secure way like SSH that requires a password before anyone could access port 80 and http from the server from a remote network.

How do I do this? And on the local network people can get served pages normally as usual. Just remote would need authentication. Must be commonly done(?)

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Feb 13, 2011

I try to access my ubuntu machine via my Windows Machine (Samba Server on Ubuntu Machine). Anytime I try to access the machine it asks me for my password...I enter it but it says it is invalid....is there anyway to reset it? I have already tried to remove and purge everything Samba related and then tried reinstalling, but that still didn't do anything

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Sep 11, 2009

I'm still kind of a linux newb, so I might just be missing a little bit of knowledge here, but I've been having some real problems getting my machine to connect to my wireless network under Ubuntu 9.04.

Here are my basic specs:

Intel Pentiumâ„¢ 4 CPU @2.66 GHz

1.5 GB RAM

3 HDDs: 1 40GB Maxtor internal, 1 320GB WD internal, 1 160GB Maxtor USB external.

OSes: Windows XP Home Edition (on Maxtor internal drive) Ubuntu 9.04 (on WD internal drive)

I don't think my video card would make any difference, so I won't list it on here...

Anyway, what happens is I try to connect (I select the network SSID from the pull-down list in the NetworkManager panel menu), and it seems to connect okay to the router, but I can't get out to the net. I can pull up a terminal and ping the router's address, but I get a "Destination Host Unreachable" message. It's as if, to the computer, the router isn't even there on that level, but it can still somehow connect to it.

Now, here's the strange part. If I reset the router from another (Windows) computer on the network (specifically, the one with a wired connection to it), then I can connect just fine and I can get out to the internet.

Even if you don't know specifically, but have some good ideas as to what might work, that's fine too. I hate having to do this every day, as it affects everyone's internet connection. Granted, it's not like I'm in a strict business situation with tons of machines and multiple access points, but there are 3 of us in the house and we all share internet access from the same router (as I'm sure most people do), and I feel kind of guilty having to interrupt everyone's connection, if even only for about 30 seconds just so I can get a net connection under Linux.

Windows connects to the router/internet just fine, btw. No problems there. I'm also using a NetGear WN111 USB wireless adapter, with the Windows drivers under ndiswrapper.

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Sep 22, 2010

I manually reset my router to defaults. Then I changed my router default password, SSID, passphrase, and disabled remote management. I used:


security on the router. When attempting to connect, I use the "WPA & WPA2 Personal" option. This is really strange. I can see the SSID on both my laptops, but I can only connect with one now.

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Networking :: WPA2 Network - Ndiswrapper Wireless - Ubuntu 9.04 - Reset Router To Get Online

Apr 1, 2010

I've been having a network problem that I've been able to temporarily solve by rebooting the router, but even that can be shaky at times, and it can sometimes disturb others' internet activites, so I'd really like to tackle this while I can. I had an old thread about this, but it's ancient history by now, and plus which, I've got a bit more Linux experience and patience than I did before.

The basic problem is that NetworkManager will associate and connect to my home wireless network, but a) it won't let me ping the router or anywhere else ("Destination Host Unreachable"), and b) the connection lasts for maybe a couple minutes at most. If I reset the router, however, 9 times out of 10 it will associate and connect successfully and I can get online, but I have to run a constant ping to the router with a 10-second interval, otherwise it drops the connection, unless I'm doing a lot of other heavy network activity.

ping (the router):


I've tried wpa_supplicant, but this is what I get (it's apparently unsuccessful...? ESSID/MAC addresses censored where necessary):


The last prompt line is included because I cancelled it myself; it didn't abort on its own. If left unmonitored, it basically keeps doing this over and over, with no visible network activity at all.

With NetworkManager, I can keep selecting the network's ESSID over and over, and it seems to reconnect, but I still can't ping out anywhere. I'm using a Netgear WN111v1 wireless adapter with ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers. I have no idea what the chipset is, and I doubt that Linux drivers exist for it, even if I knew what it was. The router is using WPA2 security (hence my trying wpa_supplicant)



ifconfig wlan0 (while connected; IP/MAC addresses censored where needed):


ifconfig wlan0 (while not connected; IP/MAC addresses censored where needed):



I only include this for format checking purposes. The commented out "psk" is the actual text passphrase, while the uncommented one is (presumably) a hex representation of the same key. Is this correct? I've never done this with wpa_supplicant before, I've only used NetworkManager (which is a pain in the @$$ because it requires X to run, and so it disconnects any time I log out/back in ).

Is there any hope of getting my wireless connection permanently working, so that I don't have to reset the router every time I need to reboot or log out/back in?

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Aug 29, 2010

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Feb 3, 2011

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Apr 7, 2011

I've recently created a new user's account in Ubuntu because of some difficulties I was having with network communications. Apparently this has affected my ability to get into a terminal because now, when I submit my user name I get the following:

--single "single crack" mode
--wordlist=FILE --stdin wordlist mode, read words from FILE or stdin
--rules enable word mangling rules for wordlist mode
--incremental[=MODE] "incremental" mode [using section MODE]
--external=MODE external mode or word filter
--stdout[=LENGTH] just output candidate passwords [cut at LENGTH]
--restore[=NAME] restore an interrupted session [called NAME]
--session=NAME give a new session the NAME
--status[=NAME] print status of a session [called NAME]
--make-charset=FILE make a charset, FILE will be overwritten
--show show cracked passwords
--test perform a benchmark
--users=[-]LOGIN|UID[,..] [do not] load this (these) user(s) only
--groups=[-]GID[,..] load users [not] of this (these) group(s) only
--shells=[-]SHELL[,..] load users with[out] this (these) shell(s) only
--salts=[-]COUNT load salts with[out] at least COUNT passwords only
--format=NAME force hash type NAME: DES/BSDI/MD5/BF/AFS/LM/NT/mscash/NETLM/NETNTLM/bfegg/DOMINOSEC/lotus5/raw-MD5/raw-sha1/IPB2/nsldap/openssha/HDAA
--save-memory=LEVEL enable memory saving, at LEVEL 1..3

I've always been able to just install my name and password and things worked smoothly. What is this about and what do I need to do to restore my ability to use a terminal?

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Jul 20, 2009

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Feb 9, 2010

I have installed transcriber from the ubuntu repositories the version is listed as

I am trying to use this program on Ubuntu 9.10 (64bit), and when attempting to play the audio file (standard mp3 format) I get the error message:


could not gain access to /dev/sound/dsp for writing

Everything else I have tried for sound works fine and The mp3 file I'm transcribing plays fine in any other application eg movie player and rhythm box etc.

the full error message is:

Could not gain access to /dev/sound/dsp for writing.
Could not gain access to /dev/sound/dsp for writing.
while executing


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Does the network utility work differently from 7? Am I now rootless? It would seem that my wifi card sees the net as I can see the routers out there, but can't connect. I'm sure I'm using the correct WEP.

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Apr 26, 2010

I have got openvpn running on my system with certificates and open to the IP addresses 17.xx.xx.x on the server.

What should I definitely block off from the system so that anyone using the VPN cannot gain access and how should I go about this in the firewall?

I'm guessing to block off intranet access to the webserver.

I have mysql and some mail programs running as well - how can I block those off?

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Nov 20, 2010

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Jun 9, 2010

I moved my server and network equipment, and now the wireless works but I cannot get my server online. I host a website, so this is kind of urgent.

I have a wireless router and can access the internet fine on my laptop. My server is wired & connected to the router. It sets up the networking properly.. ifconfig has an ip address, the default gateway is present. But I cannot ping google, or even the router. It says destination host unreachable.

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Oddly, ifconfig on my laptop reports an ip address starting with 99.233. It's always given me an internal address starting with 192.168. What's going on here? Is the router not allocating an internal ip? I use wicd to connect, if it's relevant.

We have a windows laptop that can only get a "local connection". Now it does sound like the router is forwarding directly to my laptop, instead of allocating internal ips.

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Home server [ssh-able]
Home Computer [behind firewall, can't ssh into at the moment]
Netbook []

Want to be able to SSH from Netbook to Home computer, probably using Home server.

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