All connections, wired, wireless, internet, intranet, and cable fall under this category. Use this tag if your issue involves establishing, maintaining, adding, or removing connections.

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How to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV Folder on Windows 7?

I'm trying to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV folder on Windows 7. I go to a "Computer" Explorer window, right click, and click "Add a Network Location." I follow the prompts and get "The folder you ...
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How can we prevent Skype accounts repeatedly going offline and online again?

Several of my Skype contacts appear to spend all day logging out and in again. I've asked them and they're not really doing anything, but my Skype app continually notifies me that they've just come ...
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Google.com Certificate Revoked

A few days ago, I noticed some issue with my internet connection. Some pages weren't loading all the way, and some connections needed to be restarted several times before they would resolve. I assumed ...
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VPN Router drops connections

We are using a Netgear VPN Firewall Router FVS318v3.. We have a DSL connection here at the office, and my users complain of the connection dropping, or locking up on their end.. Latest firmware is ...
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How can I script a bluetooth device to connect/disconnect?

I have bluetooth headphones which I use to both listen to music from my mobile phone and to listen to videos on my laptop. They cannot be connected to both devices at once (note here), so I have to ...
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Download speeds are good. Upload speeds are terrible. Win7

I’m running Windows 7 with a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. My download speeds are usually around 80 Mbps, but my upload speeds are lucky to break 1.0 Mbps. This is a new problem, ...
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Port forwarding in a network with 2 routers

I am starting a minecraft server for me and some friends. Everything works as far as I can join and play in it when I use my internal ip (192.168.1.126), but I need to forward port 25565 so my friends ...
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How to manually do a TCP handshake

Telnet can be used to manually do things that programs do automatically. When I connect to a server I noticed that it automatically does the 3-way handshake to establish a TCP connection. Can it be ...
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How many connections are allowed to a Windows 7 Home Premium shared folder or printer?

I have a client who runs a small business with 4 desktop systems, two of which are inexpensive [ The XP Pro system is currently being used as a file "server" for time sheets and QuickBooks data. It ...
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Reset Asus rt-n66u Black Knight Wireless Router

I have a connection that is 50 Mbs per second and I am having trouble downloading most files. for example watch this video of my attempted download of SourceTree. Edit I have determined it is ...
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Disconnect VPN Using the Command Line

I make VPN connections using Vista's Connection Manager, and would like to disconnect the VPN connection from the command line so I can create a shortcut command called vpn.disconnect in Promptu ...
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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Acorn Archimedes 420/1

I have an old Acorn computer which I am sure works fine but the monitor gave up years ago. It has a 9 pin analogue RGB port. Any suggestions on getting a monitor that will work with it?
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Why does restarting a computer solve wifi connectivity issues?

I saw the the question on this site, asking about why restarting a computer can fix things in general, and I figured I might press for additional insight. On occasion I'll be scooting along on the ...
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What can I do to resolve intermittent connection lapses while listening to music via my Airport Express?

Does anyone know what can I do to resolve intermittent connection lapses while listening to music via my Airport Express? I've tried everything short of buying a stronger wireless router, but it ...
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Why doesn't Windows support two or more simultaneous PPPoE connections?

Why doesn't Windows support two or more simultaneous PPPoE connections? Is it because they work at layer 7 and Windows can't have more than one gateway? What's that reason? Any idea?
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Is it possible to use a laptop as an external storage device?

I want to use my laptop as an external storage device with my PC. Is this possible? Is there a way to keep a backup of a file on my laptop hard drive and is there any software that can keep the backup ...
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Loss of wireless network connectivity when playing video via HDMI cable

New to Super User, so I hope this question fits in with the guidelines. Very strange problem I am having, and I am at a loss as to how to continue troubleshooting this one. The basic problem is that ...
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Finding bandwith used by individual computers in a Home network

We have 3 computers connected wirelessly to Netgear WGR Router, which is connected to internet. Is there anyway I can find out the individual comp's bandwidth consumption at any point in time and a ...
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Internet connection issues after installing Windows Phone 8 SDK

first of all I must admit, that I'm not good in all this network stuff. I am using Windows 8 OS. On my laptop (Lenovo G570) I have installed Windows Phone 8 SDK and shortly after this I started ...
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SSHing to remote linux server over site-to-site vpn disconnects when running commands with lots of output

When I ssh using putty into a remote linux server over a site-to-site vpn, I can list certain directories if there's a small number of files/folders. If I try to list a directory like /etc with a ...
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External HDD connecting via USB disconnects wireless LAN connection

Strange problem. I have this MEDION Akoya PC that has a dedicated bay to slide an external HDD sold separately. It's very handy indeed cause the slot is providing a fast USB 3 connection and power ...
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Why doesn't my local area connection have a valid ip configuration?

I started my computer today without being able to connect to the internet for some very odd reason. As the title says, that is the name of problem that Network and Sharing Center says on Win7. It is ...
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My Windows 7 Desktop Loses Network Connectivity Twice a Day

My primary home machine loses network connectivity for a very brief moment once or twice a day. Here's what I've observed over the past few months: Seems to happen every 12 hours after a restart ...
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Router keeps disconnecting from the internet

In our apartment we have 4 computers: two desktops and two laptops, all wirelessly connected through a wireless router (Edimax BR-6226n) connected to a cable modem (Motorola SBV5121). The problem is, ...
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What adapter to use with an AT connection for USB/PS2?

I am planning on purchasing a vintage IBM model M keyboard. From the specs I can see that the connection that it uses is an "AT" connection. What sort of adapter would I need to get to make it work ...
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LAN/WLAN/home network connection dropping intermittently

I'm having an issue on our home network that is driving me mad. More often than not, when a user on our LAN is downloading and using most of the bandwidth my connection my PC or my laptop or my ...
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Can't access the Internet in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware 7.1.2 in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 11.04 as a guest OS. In the host OS (Windows 7), I can access the Internet without any problems but in the virtual machine I can't access the Internet. ...
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Is there any way / tool to test intermittent internet connectivity problems?

Is there a tool to test intermittent internet connectivity problems? I believe I am having some at work but I can't prove it without solid evidence. Tracert isn't that great of an option as the ...
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Disconnect process from Linux console

I have a long-running process that was started in bash terminal on Debian. Unfortunately it wasn't started inside screen. Is there a way to disconnect this process from current console and connect to ...
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windows 7 losing wired ethernet connection

i have a win 7 machine with an Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller with latest drivers, the machine is upto date with all latest fixes etc. I have it connecting to a WRT310Nv2 ...
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How do you create a windows 8 tile to connect to a VPN? [duplicate]

This is too deep in the charms since I use it constantly. I would like a tile that would either connect to the VPN or a tile that will open the network connections options within the charms menu. I ...
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Run task on reconnect to remote desktop (not login)

Is it possible to run a task when a user reconnects to a remote desktop session? Some software is running on a machine that cannot be run as service and must always run, but I also need to trigger ...
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Switch computer off automatically when the internet is disconnected

Is there any free software that will detect the status of internet and shutdown the system when the internet disconnects? Or (more generally) can something run a task when the internet disconnects, ...
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What is this monitor connection?

We have an older Dell Dimension GX280, and it has a VGA output, as well as an additional video out (dedicated PCI graphics card), that looks like this: When we boot the PC, it asks to have the ...
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What is a good way to shield my computer against local (network) attacks?

I'm trying to secure my computer against local network attacks for when I'm at university or a LAN party. At home, we have a router which serves this purpose. But at university and LAN I don't have ...
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Why do I get periodic dips in the wireless speeds?

I am using a Netgear WNR3500L router to share my internet connection via WiFi to my home computers. My trouble is that I get periodic dips in wireless speeds every 120 seconds (almost exactly every ...
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Can one router influence other who is linked to it?

I have two routers at home. One is standard router that is linked to my modem, the other is a WiFi router that also has additional ports. The WiFi router is connected to the first one. I have this ...
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Can't SSH over Internet

In my home, I'm able to connect to my own computer via SSH when using my LAN IP. I can't connect using my public IP even when I disconnect the router and connect my computer directly to the modem. I ...
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What does “Passive” mean, when connecting to a server

I'm using a client (AnyClient) to connect to a FTP server. There's a checkbox specifying "Passive". I can check this as Yes or No. What does this mean?
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Improve internet at an apartment

My situation is that I am a college student living in an apartment complex using AT&T internet (included). Since everyone in the complex is on the same line, even if I am connected to the ...
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What is the capacity of a WIFI connection?

I know that dialup connections usually have a bandwidth of 56Kbps and a connection through LAN is like 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1GBit/sec. How much is it for WIFI connections?
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PuTTY disconnects when switching between networks

I keep a PuTTY session up on my WinXP laptop all day at work, for tunneling; I also keep the wireless on and, normally, the machine docked (with wired networking). When I dock or undock, and the ...
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Is there a way to Blacklist/Hide Wireless Networks in Windows 7 Available Networks List?

There are a several Wireless networks viewable from my home which I want to blacklist/hide from the the available networks listing, by SSID Name. Is this possible, and if not, why?
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combine two Internet connections to download

I have two computers on a LAN. The first computer with a speed of 128Mbs and a second computer with Internet connection speed is 256Mbs. I tried downloading a 250MB file. If the first computer to ...
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Website hosted by easyPHP on Windows 7 can't be accessed by other computers on the same LAN

I set up a web server in my Windows 7 with easyPHP. The website works fine when you browse to http://localhost/ or http://127.0.0.1/. But, you can't open the site from another computer in my LAN. My ...
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Connecting two PC's together

I want to connect my Laptop with the Desktop PC. Is it possible to use same ethernet Cat5 cable? All I want is to browse the directory from my laptop on to the desktop and copy some files. Something ...
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Ubuntu Transfer data to iPod Touch

What is the least fuss way of transferring data to iPod touch from ubuntu. Preferably, I don't want to install any software. I just want to browse around the contents, add and delete as if a mass ...
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DisplayPort KVM

I need to hook up two machines, each with dual DisplayPort monitors, to a KVM. I'd ideally like to switch via hotkey. I've tried the StarTech KVM switch, but it fails with a 30" display 2560x1600 ...
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Where is the bug reporting/feedback for Office/Excel?

I've found a bug in Excel, and I'm trying to find the place to report it to Microsoft. Normally I would check Microsoft Connect. But not only is there no active place to submit feedback on Office, ...