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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Internet is extremely slow after using VPN (and exiting/restarting)

I'm a student at Penn State, and for my engineering class I use a program called SolidWorks. Penn state provides me with a fully licensed edition of this program, but for it to acquire a license I ...
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Router internet suddenly failed

My router is a Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Going to routerlogin.com has been slower and slower recently, going from instant loading of settings to taking 10-15 seconds on every page, failing to load the ...
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rii mini keyboard doesn't connect anymore, what can I do?

My rii mini keyboard used to work fine. I plug it into my Android device or Windows 7 / Ubuntu, and it seems to understand it's a keyboard, however it never connects properly! Is it broken, what ...
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Dropbox Client Will Not Connect in Windows 7

I am trying to install the Dropbox client (3.0.4) on a new Windows 7 Professional installation, and it will not connect to the server. I get an endless "Connecting…" message, with a "Dropbox is ...
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Random internet drops on new Skylake build

I just finished my new Skylake build and I have random internet loss. While browsing the page sometimes get stuck, Facebook chat disconnects or downloads are quitting. However the internet icon on ...
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How can I see all active connections?

My Internet connection has been slow lately, and I think it might be a possible attack. A friend has told me to use Wireshark, but it is a big install, and I do not have the time to learn how to use ...
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Configure MAC filter for H5004NK router

I would like to block my neighbor's connection to our WiFi. How do I fill out this form?
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Too many connections from other IP addresses and my own IP address

I get thousands of connections from same IPs. It takes down my web server (Apache). How could I restrict 1 ip to open only 10 connections max using ip table rules? My 2nd issue is there are so many ...
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How to check if a Windows 8.1 PC ever connected to the Internet?

Is there a way to determine if Windows 8.1 was ever connected to the Internet by a wired connection? Maybe the event log can tell the story?
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Connecting from android device to webserver

Given I have the following setup: Windows 8 PC with IP 192.168.178.67 On it runs a vagrant Homestead environment with IP 192.168.10.10 On my windows machine my hostfile is configured like so: ...
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project windows CE 5.0 via wireless on windows 8.1

Recently, I've been searching for a way to project my Windows CE 5.0 over my windows because all my work depends on it. I tried a software called EveryWAN Remote support, and it worked fine. ...
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How does a NAT differentiate between the receivers(behind it) of a packet stream?

After reading this question, I still don't understand how packets are being mapped to the their corresponding hosts(receivers) behind the NAT in the case of connectionless protocols. The accepted ...
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Fixing USB on my Belkin Cooling Pad

I have Belkin's Laptop Cooling pad which after a period of time has developed a loose USB male socket. It works whenever i press hard on the connection and connecting socket but otherwise the power is ...
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Which mode should I select for my router?

In my router's admin panel I see three options for connection speed: Up to 54 Mbps Up to 65 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps Which option should I choose. What's the benefit (if any) of choosing a slower ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity under Windows 10 on my Boot Camped MacBook

It can't connect to Wi-Fi at all. I can't even see a Wi-Fi option. How can I fix this?
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How come LAST_ACK doesn't enter CLOSE_WAIT?

When a TCP connection is closed at one end of the connection - the other end receives a FIN and responds with an ACK. This end of the connection then enters the CLOSE_WAIT state. Once close() is ...
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iPhone doesn't connect to wifi unless the laptop is ON

I always thought that there was something wrong with my wireless home wifi. It connects to all the computers, printer and laptops wirelessly but NOT my iphone. Till just recently, i noticed that my ...
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Router getting ridiculously slow internet connection on 2.4GHz band

I've got an ASUS RT-AC68U router which is performing perfectly fine at 5GHz. However, download speeds don't get faster than 25kbps on the 2.4GHz band. I have a 10mbps broadband Internet connection. ...
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Putty error “Network error:Software caused connection abort”

I am trying to connect to host server using putty (for SSH). In putty I enter my server's IP and port as 22 and when click 'open' get this error of connection abort and putty becomes inactive. I tried ...
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Logging what website and port users on a network visited [closed]

Is there a way or a software to track what are the websites and port number a user has visited on a network and which can be seen through a web GUI and the data preferably stored in a database? I have ...
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Can`t connect to IRC Server: Closing Link (Install identd)

I installed a Hybrid-IRC Server on my linux Vserver. If i try to connect to my IRC Server with Xchat i get this: "Closing Link (Install identd)", but if i use a online IRC client like kiwiirc.com or i ...
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It takes my computer a long time to establish connections with websites

I recently moved to a new house, got a new computer, and upgraded from Win7 to Win8. When I go on a webpage, the browser goes into the white loading screen for about 5-10 seconds, then everything ...
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some websites not opening on one network, but on other

i faced this weird problem with my network, i have two networks one is say NetworkA, other is by say Network B.... When i try to open the website wordpress.com and wordpress.org, they dont load ...
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How do I find a program or file that is blocking my VPN from using TCP?

I am using SoftEther VPN + VPN Gate extension and I am having trouble connecting to a VPN using TCP. UDP works, but TCP does not. I get a Protocol Error code instantaneously after trying to connect. ...
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How can I change the default website connection timeout in Chrome?

I want to change the default timeout in Chrome. In Firefox I can set the value of network.http.connection-timeout in about:config - but how can I do that in Chrome?
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Notebook internal WIFI slow vs external WIFI fast

My internet through my internal wifi (intel wireless-n 1030) on my laptop slowed down 2-3 weeks ago. I used to download 2 MB/s. Now it is 20KB/s and barely reaches 150KB/s. Youtube buffers sometimes ...
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Apple connection issues

My internet connection on my Mac always disconnects from the internet every 5-10 minutes. I have considered that I'm too far away from the router, but this is the first day it's starting to do this. ...
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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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Hyper-V Network Adapter connection issues

I have been having network adapter issues with my virtual machine, when I connect to the virtual machine via Remote Desktop Connection the adapter is Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter: ...
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Windows 7 losing network connection randomly when other PC's are connected

I'm having quite an annoying problem which I haven't been able to find a solution for yet. I hope you can help me. When my PC was using my home network and was connected to the internet through a ...
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Connect 42" 1080p TV instead of monitor to Mac Mini

I have very certain question coming from very certain conditions. I have a big TV (42 inches, 1920×1080). It has HDMI (more than one) and VGA ports. I tried to connect Windows 8 laptop to it and that ...
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Linux terribly slow internet connection through usb

My connection can't exceed 50 KB/sec while downloading things on Linux. This doesn't happen on Windows where I've got speeds normally going between 1-2MB/sec. lshw -class network *-network ...
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IPv4 in IPconfig internet connection [closed]

IPv4 in my IPconfig ( windows 7 ) is not there. Does anyone know why? Can I reinstall IPv4? Because of this I can't connect to the internet ( through wifi or ethernet cable)
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Bluetooth Mouse not detected after a reboot

When I couple my Bluetooth Mouse, it works fine, even when I put my laptop to sleep and wake it. When I reboot my laptop, my Bluetooth Mouse is listed in Devices and Printers but does not function. ...
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Disconnecting from networked computer

I was given my old computer at work when our company merged with another, but its still connected to the work network and requires my work user name and password.. Is there a not terribly complex way ...
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Windows 8: connected to the Wi-fi but not loading any page [duplicate]

I had a problem with the internet over the last 2 days, I fixed it thanks to this network (some information around) and wanted to make a little thread to help future users with my same problem. ...
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How to install external antennas for mini PCI WiFi card in Dell Latitude C600

Which antennas and where to connect? http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp29/jairogcontreras/Public/dell-latitude-c600-wifi-mini-pci-card_zps2i68fgnf.jpg
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how to shares files with windows 8.1 computer?

I have all my files on my brother's PC and now I want to copy them to mine. Installing a programme didn't help me because it's about 200 GB and takes a long time and sometimes my connection failed. ...
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Disconnect from Wifi network under Windows 8?

I'm working with that cursed operating system known as Windows 8. That's the operating system where Microsoft believes everything is a tablet. I'm trying to disconnect from a Wifi network. I right ...
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DNS resolution takes too long

[Reposting here because it was deemed off-topic at Stackoverflow] This is regarding a home internet connection via a cable modem. All of a sudden Chrome takes ages to render a page. Whenever I type ...
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Can't solve mysterious 20 seconds http delay

I read a few similar questions, but they seem to be always different somehow. The situation here is very puzzling: for a handful of websites, I get a roughly 20 seconds delay when requesting any page ...
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How to keep refreshing a page until it loads?

I am trying to access a web-service that is currently very popular. Because of that I get a default browser message that says it could not connect. Is there an application, or special browser, or ...
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In short, I can't seem to download or install most things on my Win7 Lappy from Chrome…as well as the whole system just being slow

I have a Toshiba Satellite with Win7. At first I started noticing videos playing slower. At my boyfriends place it was less noticeable since the internet speed was cranked up pretty high and we lived ...
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VPS: Disabled internet connection. Access to VPS lost

I was using RDC to connect to my VPS. Once connected, by accident I disabled Internet Connection option on the VPS. I have lost connection to my VPS Support is actually offline. What can be done now ...
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Connecting to Bluetooth Personal Area Network Fails

I'm trying to connect to my phone's Bluetooth PAN but nothing happens when I do. I click the button that says "Connect Using" which gives me two options: [Option 1] "Direct Connection" ...
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Sudden ethernet NIC connectivity failure in windows 7

The computer was built in 2010 and has been operating just fine since then. The ethernet port had been questionable before as it would require a re-plug into the machine or switch maybe once or twice ...
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Airport Extreme Internet Dropping

I am using an Airport Extreme router in my house, and up until recently, it used to work great. However, as of late, my wireless internet connection has started dropping, and I was wondering if you ...
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Lock computer vs. Switch user

I am the only user on my PC, what is the techinical differnce between locking it and switching user? Does one of the options do a better job of preventing internet connection disruptions (p2p)?
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Bittorrent client makes multiple connections upon its start to amazonaws

I have this weird situation that every time I open my bittorrent client application, upon its start, it starts to make a lot of multiple connections(more than thousands) to amazonaws servers and as ...
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Why would my logged public IP differ depending on the type of server (or computer) I am connecting to?

I am writing a p2p gaming lan emulator that uses the torrent infrastructure to network peers, set up lobbies, etc. Currently, the only infrastructure we are using is the trackers (we plan to us Tox ...