Adversary Blocking me from using Linux


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Jun 7, 2022
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An adversary behind my connection sometimes blocks me from using Linux.
I Boot linux from USB on my Windows PC. However I can still connect to the internet with Windows.
Whatever they do blocks me from even pinging the router.
Does anyone know how they are doing this?

Often, an "adversary" really means a governing body, such as parents or a sysadmin. Also, more often than not, it's really a configuration issue, rather than an adversarial issue. Just my KISS thinking.
Let's get some config info:
From Linux, can you run each of the following commands and post the output?
$ sudo inxi -n
$ sudo ip addr
$ sudo ip route
$ ping -c 4
inxi -n will provide network hardware and driver info
ip addr will verify if your network interface has an IP associated, either statically, or via DHCP.
ip route will verify if you are able to route through your router.
ping will verify if you can communicate with systems outside your network.
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Generally can be done by editing Group Policy, in Windows the layered Group Policy will let administrators block USB by classes, while allowing other classes of USB devices to connect to a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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