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 disconnect a network drive using powershell

I would like to disconnect a network drive (Y:) with powershell. That drive letter is assigned / mapped to a network location. Is there a simple way to do that? I believe "net use XXX /delete" would ...
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Why do bittorrent clients connect to seeds when they are themselves seeding

I noticed that when I'm seeding a torrent (using Transmission, the default client under Ubuntu), it regularly connects to other seeds, to which, obviously, I won't send any data. People I know have ...
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What is the difference between “unable to connect” and “connection was reset”?

These actual error message texts were extracted from my Firefox. But I suppose these describe two general scenarios in networking. The common thing in both is the end result, that I cannot reach data ...
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os x 10.6.8 sudden wi-fi problems (no recent upgrade)

MacBook pro, os x 10.6.8 for many months. No recent OS changes. Connected easily @ home & different location this morning. Suddenly no connection @ 3rd location. Back home now, connected on ...
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How do I connect two monitors and a 42" LED TV screen to an AMD Radeon HD 6700 video card?

I have (2) Asus 27" monitors and (1) Hisence 42" LED TV screen. Is it possible to have all three connected to an AMD Radeon HD 6700 video card on my computer as one whole desktop?
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my HP laptop knocks other laptop off wireless network

I have a work HP laptop and my husband has an IBM. When I logon to wireless and VPN it knocks his connection off and we have to reboot (and unplug) the router for his to work again. It's like my ...
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list active VNC connections from terminal

I am looking for a way to list all the active VNC connection to a machine. I know I can get all the active connection of the machine by running netstat -na but I don't know how to filter just the ...
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TCP vs UDP Error-Checking

I've bounced upon two articles that describe in-depth on how TCP and UDP connections work. However there is some kind of inconsistency. Where one article tells me that UDP does no Error-Checking at ...
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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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Windows 7 Faking Internet Connection

I am having a problem from this blog post: http://blog.superuser.com/2011/05/16/windows-7-network-awareness/ I have a dns server set up that I make my windows machine point to as per this : ...
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My computer loses internet connection while router is ok

It happens when I play games mostly. My desktop pc loses its internet connection (connected via ethernet) for a small amount of time (1-2 sec), dropping from games and raidcall and every other ...
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ssh connection and X11 server, diverse issues

I'm using a machine in a town next to mine via ssh (with putty). I'm connecting through ssh, and after I log in that machine I start (with Xming running in my PC), a software that opens X11 window. ...
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How to connect php 5.4.4 with microsoft sql server 2008 R2 in windows Xp?

How to connect php 5.4.4 with microsoft sql server 2008 R2 in windows Xp? i have installed xampp 1.8.0 with apache2.4 and php 5.4.4 embedded in it. i have installed microsoft sql server 2008 R2. i ...
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Internet Connectivity through router to desktop and Tab

I have a Broadband connection (wired) with a modem (not wireless). I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 which works only on direct wifi so I bought a Belkin Basic N150 router (compatible with ...
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Wireless headset(bluetooth) connect with more than one device simultaneously

There are two devices notebook and android phone that both come with bluetooth, is it possible to connect them together with one bluetooth headset at a time? That means I can listen both sides of ...
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Choosing IP Address For Firefox

On my server I have 2 static IP addresses. I would like to set Firefox to use one IP address exclusively. Does anyone have any good ideas on achieving this?
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Network goes “Request Timed Out” when I run a query

I use postgreSQL 9.2 as the database and Java 6 as the programming language. There is no problem when I run my program on the server computer. But when I run my program from a remote client, ...
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My pc can only work on ethernet, don't know how to activate the wifi

I have an HP Pavilion 20 All-in-One PC running with Win 8. I recently moved from the place I was living and cannot manage to establish a connection. In my old place the computer connected through ...
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How can I connect to sql server from a different domain/network

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on 6 machines. They are to be placed in 2 offices, 3 in each. I created a database instance and I used VB6 and was able to link both perfectly. I was also able to ...
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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Sudden high packet loss over wireless/wired network

I have recently noticed that my Internet connectivity both over wireless and wired connections has become increasingly intermittent. I fired up command prompt and ran ping google.com -t to check out ...
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suddenly cannot retrieve scan applications list from computer for Lexmark 9350 all-in-one printer

I suspect a Microsoft update to Windows 7 x64 in the past week or so may be preventing my Lexmark 9350 from downloading the scan applications list. It's been working for 2 years, and I can still print ...
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Zotac NVida GT640 2GB Video Card Mini HDMI output

I cannot get my 42" Samsung TV to show my computer on the HDMI cable which has a mini HDMI cable hooked to the computer. It works fine if I use the DVI connections from the tv to the computer but I ...
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Notepad++ FTP Sync with server on connection

Is it possible for notepad++ to automatically sync with a ftp server when you connect to it via etc. nppftp to get the files from the server; that you have set up a cache for on your local computer, ...
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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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How to connect two computers using SSH tunneling

I have two linux computers in two different institutes. Computer1 is username1 with host1(internal ip 192.168.1.115) connected to server1(public ip 59.162.19.43). Second Computer2 is username2 with ...
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Non-authoritative answer? Can't connect to my website?

Just recently I noticed I couldn't FTP to my site. Then I tried to just go to my site. It didn't work. I decided to wait a day to see if the problem fixed itself. So the next day at school tried going ...
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Ubuntu can't connect to internet

Ubuntu is unable to connect to internet, both live CD and installed Ubuntu can't connect to network. The system sees the Ethernet interface from the look of ifconfig output: *eth0 Link ...
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How do I set up an OS level proxy when a specific application does not support it?

I'm running a certain desktop app (actually Youwave Android) which doesn't have any built-in proxy configuration settings. I need to get all traffic just from this app directed through a proxy.
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USB disconnect sound as I go away from PC, and I'm not touching anything as I get up

My computer is an Acer notebook connected to a HDTV. When I get up and walk away from the computer almost every time I hear the disconnect USB device sound after a few seconds. How is this ...
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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 ...