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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restore console session after remote desktop disconnects?

Is it possible (through group policy, etc) to automatically restore the console session to a Windows 8.1 PC after a remote desktop session disconnects? I'm aware that you can run the command "tscon 1 ...
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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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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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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 happens when Gigabit switches are connected over an old CAT5 cable?

If two gigabit switches are connected using an old CAT5 (not CAT5e) cable, will they slow their connection down to 100 Mbit/s?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Internet Working, Browsing Not

I have a very odd problem that I can't resolve. I am connected to the internet, but my browsing doesn't work. I don't mean a web browser - I mean browsing. Firefox, Chrome, Curl all fail to ...
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How to keep multiple connections to internet?

I have a network cable and a phone connected to my computer. The phone uses an APN that have access to a single address. The network cable is connected to a network that have access to the internet. ...
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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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How to remove a ghost connection in the task manager?

After disabling most of my connections (all except one actually) I am surprised to go to the task manager, network tab and see two connections there. Picture of the connections in control panel: ...
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Determining where a network problem lies

Lately I find that some of the websites I'm trying to visit aren't loading completely like Slashdot and the MapleStory home page. When I say that, I mean that they're loading and I can actually see ...
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Connecting ADSL router to ADSL2+

Can I connect plain ADSL router to ADSL2+ connection (even with lower speed)?
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Ubuntu PPPoE connection timeout

I am trying to setup my internet connection on Ubuntu 9, but I am having some dificulties with it. I managed to get it working but it continuously disconnects and reconnects. Here's what I get ...
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Access machine in a subnetwork after a router

Is it possible to access a machine in a sub network? This is the situation: Main-router + sub-router - machine (2) - machine - machine - ... - machine (1) - machine - machine - ... ...
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SQL Server Connectivity Test

Many times people around me fail to connect to SQL Server from other Non-Microsoft Applications. Assuming that there is no SQL Server Client installed, what are the different ways we can ...
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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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More than 10k connections on linux vps

My question what is causing this and how to check? we use url masking script is the website..is it causing this?please help We could noticed that you are abusing our network, as you have made more ...
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Windows 7 USB power lose after a few seconds / minutes

My friend's computer has a problem where the USB ports causes problems with the power of some devices connected to the computer. The USB mouse has no problems, however the Wireless Adapter looses ...
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How to test router-to-PC connection speed?

Is there a way to benchmark how fast my router is connected to my PC, independent of the internet? I've had slower-than-usual internet-based benchmarks, and I'm having a hard time figuring out if ...