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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Network connections for cable modem, wireless router, network switch, server, 3 desktops and an occasional laptop

I have a small home network - a server and 3 desktop PC's; I have a cable modem, a Netgear 5-port 10/100/1000M GS605 network switch, and I recently installed a new Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n WiFi ...
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Connecting more than 2 ethernets [closed]

I have a problem. I need to plug two RJ45 into 1 PC with 1 RJ45 plug so my question is. Is this possible to make form 2 cables one?
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HTTPS connections fail with Chrome

Currently I can't use HTTPS with Chrome*. I get Error 103 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED) I noticed it trying to login into Dropbox or search with Google using HTTPS. How can I repair this? * ...
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DNS Resolution Issue - Error 105

I cannot connect to the internet. I am having issues resolving DNS (Error 105) in all browsers on my Dell XPS 15 laptop running Windows 8 64x. There is also a dual boot with linux Mint running that ...
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Unable to ping router?

I'm running two machines. One of them is a physical machine, the other a virtual machine. Both are meant to connect to the same router. The physical machine works fine. Here's ipconfig and here it ...
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Two ethernet connects how can I set the default one?

I have Two ethernet cards / Connections How can I tell windows to set Eth1 as default so web,steaming all the normal stuff uses this connection? I have set bittorrent up correctly to use the other ...
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Modem and PC refuse to work together

A friend of mine asked me to help him with his network, strangely his ADSL modem always disconnects whenever he plugs in his computer. But as long his computer is offline the modem works just fine for ...
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Why is Linux not connecting to WLAN

I have a tri-boot laptop, and two of the operating systems I have are Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8. On Windows 8, I can access the WLAN, however whenever I restart the computer it defaults to having ...
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DHCP Renew on FW restores Internet Connection - why?

Home network, Cisco ASA 5505 9.0(1), Windows Server 2008 R2 (actually SBS 2011), various Mac, Windows and embedded clients. ISP is Rochester, NY Road Runner. Often (2-3x per day) my embedded devices ...
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Internet connection really slow

For a while now, my internet connection has been seriously slow. I have changed ISP and there is still no difference. My main problem is when I play games, and it is literally unplayable. For example, ...
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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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Cable Modem connect to Netgear N300 Wireless Router and adsl Modem

I have a Netgear N 300 Wireless Router that is also a DSL Modem... I want to Go to a Cable Internet Provider. Can I plug the Cable Modem into the N 300 Router and continue to use it as a Wirless ...
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Windows 7 firewall - how to block outgoing connections except login to user domain?

I tried a great tool Windows Firewall Notifier for helping managing all outgoing connections in Windows 7 firewall. More here: ...
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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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WiFi disconnects when a second NIC is in use

Wifi has internet access, wired NIC has access to a private network without gateway. When I connect the ethernet cable, the wifi disconnects from the hot spot after a few seconds. If I try to ...
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How does OSX check if you have an internet connection?

I have read the SuperUser blog post here about how Windows checks if there is an internet connection using NCSI. Is there an equivalent in the Mac world? EDIT: I just found the post below at ...
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How do I figure out why some apps won't connect?

I'm using Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and have a couple of apps giving problems connecting at work. I'm using Socialite to keep track of Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds, and also use Adium for ...
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How to recover password of Broadband Connection in Windows 7

I've got a broadband connection at home but I forgot the password. I assume it's stored somewhere by Windows 7 but where? I remember there is some tools to recover the saved Wifi passwords. Is there ...
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Disrupting localhost on Windows 7

I have a web development server running on my Windows 7 machine. I'm working on a feature where the page brings up a warning message should the user's connection with the internet go away. Thus far, ...
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Orange mobile wifi HUAWEI in France

I have Huawei from orange mobile wifi in France, and my laptop connect to the network successfully. But, when I want to connect to the internet, this doesn't work, provided that I tried it on ...
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Issues posting data on local server

I am running IIS 7 on my Windows 7 computer. The problem I am facing is if I am on a web page for too long, then go to make a POST request the server doesn't respond. If I make the POST request as ...
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Internet connection lost for a second every ~hour

Every hour or so, my internet seems to disconnect for a second. I know it because I get kicked from every multiplier game with some kind of "network/connection error". I tried downloading a large file ...
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WAN Remote Desktop VPN connection blocking local connection

When ever i use my WAN to connect Remote Desktop to work, it blocks my internet access thru the local connection. Not disabling it. The web browser says there is no connection error. Is there a way ...
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Port Forwarding / Open Port

I have a very simple problem, but the methods I've used in the past do not seem to be working in this case. I am attempting to teach myself network coding in Java, which requires connections between ...
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Windows 7 keeps dropping wireless connection

Windows 7 keeps dropping the home connection and trying to connect to pretty much any other network in range. The home network just disappears off the list and whatever new network it's latched onto ...
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Windows XP wont connect to a wireless network all that shows up is hpsetup

I have a Toshiba Windows XP laptop, its been away for a long time but i've recently wanted to use it. When I try to connect it to the internet only thing that shows up is hpsetup. I have a router ...
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Windows Network Connectivity Problems After Logging In

I have a frustrating network connectivity issue on my work machine. It's not a crippling problem, but it's driving me bananas, and I would love some advice on how to diagnose the issue. Whenever I ...
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Connecting a Hard Drive, Laptop-desktop What's the Difference [closed]

I was just wondering what's the difference when connecting a desktop and laptop hard drive to a computer, as I know from attempts, you connect them both internally no problem but if you were to use a ...
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Frequent connection drops

This is the problem that i am facing : Windows Connection drops frequently, shows partial webpages etc Ubuntu Linux Works normally. Loses connection when I try to connect to some sites eg: ...
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Specific workstation loses ability to communicate with specific server

Our team has SQL Server databases on two separate hosts (test and prod) provided by corporate IT. Working on and running a tool that does a lot of database-oriented work from my Windows 7 machine, I ...
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Connection Problems with multiple access points with single SSID

I have an android tablet from insignia running jelly bean. The campus center at my school has multiple routers in it with the same ssid. However when I attempt to connect to the internet the ...
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PPPoE & Normal connection

I have a problem. I got a Win XP machine and want to connect it to my router which uses PPPoE. I wounder if it is possible to connect both normally to my router with a cable & use the same cable ...
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Is that possible that 802.11b is better in crowded environment than 802.11g?

I've changed my AP operational mode to 802.11b+g (mixed) from 802.11b. Both the RTT and bandwidth dropped heavily. When I've switched back to 802.11b on my AP, the connection was much better. Is that ...
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HS Internet connection much slower after registry/adapter tweaks?

Recently (according to speedtest.net log-3 days ago) my HS Internet connection (ATT Uverse 12Mbps down plan) slowed down dramatically after I attempted tweaking registry and adapter settings in Win7 ...
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DSL speeds varying across different protocols

For a couple of weeks now I've been experiencing a very odd issue that I've never come across before and I've exhausted all possible solutions I'm aware of. Let me detail my problem further. ...
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Internet speed very slow only in WiFi and in just one laptop

I have Xfinity internet at home. All the devices (a couple of laptops, phones, tablets, etc) are connected via WiFi, except a PS3 which is connected via ethernet cable. A few days ago we got the ...
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Cannot access specific webpages at seemingly random times

I recently started experiencing this very interesting issue. At random, a webpage that might have worked 30 minutes before, would suddenly fail to load, giving me a server nonresponsive. I know this ...
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Why Windows 7 / PuTTY drop TCP connections even on very brief outages?

I have a small local network that piggybacks on a captive WiFi, and I use ssh on OS X with -oServerAliveInterval=240 and PuTTY 0.62 on Windows 7 Professional for establishing connections to my Linode, ...
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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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How to fix loose laptop charger cord?

The image is a little blurry, but I got this thing open somehow, and the casing fits back great, if a little dinged looking. The problem, is like I said, the cord. Those black and white cords are ...
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Strange internet connection issues

Since a few days I have been noticing that I have some strange problems with my internet connection. I have not made any significant changes to the software / firewall settings / adapter settings on ...
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Can I use 2 routers for 2 separate networks in my house, both plugged into the wall?

I have a Belkin router and I am thinking of buying something like a tp link wr841n and a td-8616 with. Without the Belkin would work to create a connection for me, however I have a garage about 10m ...
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Connection speed fast once I start Fiddler

I have two laptops, one of them has no problems whatsoever when it comes to browsing the internet, everything is speedy and pages load as expected. The other one however, is a nightmare. Pages load ...
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Are the statistics of the previous session sent to the tracker when user reconnects after connection loss?

uTorrent is continuously running in the background in my laptop. I am seeding more than ten torrents in it. I usually use my laptop for short intervals (10 minutes to 45 minutes); I'm keeping it in ...
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Why can't I connect to my Amazon S3 storage with two of my three clients?

I use Transmit, Cyberduck, and Espresso, all of which support connecting to Amazon S3. But for some reason, I can only connect to my S3 storage successfully in Transmit; Cyberduck and Espresso both ...
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D-link DI-524 a hub connecting to a wireless router?

I live in an apartment where I am allowed to use the wireless router's connection for the internet but the speed is sometimes very shaky and weak. Is is possible to use a D-Link DI-524 wireless router ...
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RDP connections keep dropping

I have an odd problem on my notebook (HP Pavilion dv7). My Internet connection seems OK for the most part. But lately I've been having trouble with Remote Desktop connections. While I can connect ...
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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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Which connector do I need for a “line level” subwoofer?

I've got a separate pair of speakers and I'm looking at adding a subwoofer (this, specifically). I noticed on the detail page it's inputs are listed as such: Inputs: Speaker level, line level If ...
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What to do with my router disconnections?

Recently I started to have some problems with my network connection. After a little time (from 5 to 45 minutes) the connection seemed somewhat dropped. My ISP says that the physical DSL connection is ...