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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Remote desktop connection over internet without port forwarding?

let's say that we have this situation. I want to remote desktop connection to my friend over the internet, but I don't have premission for port forwarding on the router, and my friend also can't ...
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Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of through the browser?

Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of having to set the browser connection up? If the LAN is set up to go through proxy, then all applications - even non-browser ...
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Mac OS X Terminal.app reconnect

When I'm connection to a remote server via ssh inside a Terminal window, and I put the computer to sleep, when I come back the connection is of course interrupted. The problem is there seems to be no ...
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wifi connection for laptop 1 mile away

We have wireless internet & router. My parents live 1 mile away (They are 75 & do not have internet) How can I share my internet with them? They have a new laptop that is picking up an unknown ...
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What is the easiest way to connect two computers?

Would a USB -> USB cable work for this??
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How to ensure I'm offline in Windows 7?

My new laptop will arrive in a few days, and much as I would prefer to avoid it, this time I'll be keeping Windows (going back to school and I'm sure some of the professors will expect everyone to use ...
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How can I connect 2 computers running Windows 7 directly through wifi?

I just bought a new computer and I have a lot of files to transfer. Both computers are connected to my wifi router but it takes way too much time this way (estimated to take more than a day). I'd ...
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Lost Wireless Pass-code but my roommate is connected

I would like to connect to wireless-router, but my new roommates forgot the security key for it. My roommates have been using the router for a year now, they don't want to reset it. What is the ...
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Is pinging a sufficient way of checking if a server is available?

My company operates on a WAN. Each of our branches operates on a certain range of IPs (192.168.0.100, 192.168.1.100, 192.168.2.100 for example). I want to monitor the connection. I've written a quick ...
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Wifi router near fusebox

Can I place a WiFi router near our fusebox? My concern is whether the fusebox will disturb the WiFi.
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Network routing issue between networks

I have an existing network on the range 192.168.0.X which is mixed wired and wireless connected together using a wireless router which then connects out to the internet - this all works fine. I also ...
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Computer connects to lan, but not the internet

I have a computer with Vista Home that can connect to the router, but it cannot get on the internet. I cannot ping google.com, the request times out. I've tried this on two separate networks and have ...
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Why is it that I can ssh in but not out?

Why is it that I can ssh into another server but when I tried to ssh but it goes into timeout and failed? ubi@xserver: ssh lil@yserver Password: Last login: Thu Jan 30 16:10:39 2014 from xserver ...
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Connecting clients to Active Directory Server

I have a computer in my basement with Windows Server 2008 R2. I have set up my DNS name as forlenza.local and installed the Active Directory service on it, but when I try to join any client PC to the ...
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Windows Vista Home Premium Wifi slow loading

Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium is slow to load and identify my home WI-FI network. I have 4 bars, and have disabled all other connections, yet it still takes a long time to connect and have ...
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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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How to connect a Windows 7 PC and a Windows 8 PC via a LAN cable?

I need to transfer some data from a Windows 7 desktop to a newly assembled Windows 8 desktop. I have a LAN cable. Do I need any extra tools? Another question is can I also connect Windows 8 to Ubuntu ...
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Outlook 2007 unable to connect to exchange server

I came into the office a week ago and outlook has refused to connect ever since, it just says "Disconnected" in the bottom right-hand corner. I've tried restarting it, rebooting Windows etc. I'm the ...
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My internet is not working after connecting the internet cable

I have an always on broadband internet connection. I connected it to my Linksys router, and from there I connected it to the LAN card of the computer. I am not sure my confiurations are perfect. I ...
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Computer cables explained [closed]

I've noticed lately that places to learn about both power supply cables and also peripherals and fans aren't that easy to find. There's very little information available that gives detailed ...
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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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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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How to connect to my PC remotely without having to deal with dynamic IP problems?

I am trying to find a program that allows me to connect to my Windows machine at work from my Windows machine at home. Or the other way around. The problem is that my home network has dynamic IP hence ...
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Diagnosing slow upload speed

I have recently moved several hundred meters from my previous residence and I am now experiencing what seems to be, to me at least, some strange performance issues. I would like to know if there is ...
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Connections to Cotendo CDN servers are unreliable [closed]

I've been having a lot of trouble viewing certain websites - Gawker Media, DeviantArt, etc. - and through further investigation they all appear to be using a CDN called Cotendo. On my machine, and ...
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When pinging, the ping responses come from random domain names, but the same IP address?

When I ping a site, I get ping responses from random domains. You can see this in the paste below. I started a ping, and surfed around a few sites, and the domain keeps changing. I've also observed ...
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“Play on another device” function not working with Samsung Allshare

Briefly I can't get work "Play on another device" function More detailed My Samsung TV (which support network) and PC are in the same network. The problem is, I can play PC contents from TV. But ...
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Can't access anymore from SSH to CentOS5.7

I have made an update to CentOS5.7 and since then I can't access by SSH to the machine. I have disable the Firewall and I have the "sshd" service active. I got the following when I do this from the ...
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Unable to view certain website

I can't connect to some websites at my work place, but I am able to connect to the websites outside of work. Firefox shows an error like this: The connection has timed out The server at ...
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What common tools can you use to diagnose the quality of an internet connection?

I apologize I think this question is in the wrong forum, so.... How can I tell if the DSL/CABLE/... connection to my home is generally working? Right now, the various broadband speed tests all show ...
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Is there a difference in connecting a fax to a UK phone line compared to a European one? [closed]

i know the power sockets are diffrent, but how will a fax machine be connected up in the uk compared to abelgian or dutch one? The ones we have are the ones in the below pictures "Phone" but in the ...
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Where does Windows Vista & 7 connect to test network/internet connectivity?

I haven't a windows machine to run a sniffer on to figure this out myself, so I'm here. When Vista or 7 connect, they then do something and report either no connectivity, local only, local network ...
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How can I connect two machines locally without using Internet?

I want to access a second machine using my primary machine. I need a functionality similar to Remote Desktop Connection, but without actually using Internet. Both the machines have bluetooth, but I ...
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Htpc connected to two rooms

My setup is like this: in the living room I have an htpc, plasma (vga and dvi connections directly to the htpc), reciever (connected via optic, no hdmi :( but connected to an awesome set of speakers). ...
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sshfs mounted directory becomes unresponsive

I've mounted a directory via sshfs: sshfs <user>@<host>:/var/www <host>/ However, after a few hours, the "something" happens, and I can no longer use the mounted directory. ...
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Connect bluetooth headphones both to PC and phone at the same time

I have recently bought Philips SHB6110. Extract from the 13th page of manual: Therefore you can connect your Bluetooth stereo headset. with a Bluetooth stereo enabled phone to both ...
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What's the quickest way to connect a Bluetooth audio device in Windows Vista?

Whenever I connect a Bluetooth audio device I currently do Control Panel Bluetooth Devices Bluetooth Configuration Audio tab Connect Which is a bit of a pain. The best I've managed to do is to ...
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Unable to access certain websites, an issue with router/ISP?

For the past few weeks, I'm unable to access particular websites from home. I can't access LinkedIn.com, HSBC, paypal, the Project Kenai website, amongst others. I'm able to access facebook, fedora ...
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local connection only

What are some tip or things that you would try if you were somewhere; hospital, hotel, etc., and were trying to connect to the internet via there wireless router but your connection says local only?
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Connect iPhone to wifi

In the iphone settings I have wifi turned on. It even detects the wifi, I have entered the password. When I open any app, I get a "not connected to internet" Its kind of funny, I know its got to be ...
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VPN Connected, How to browse files? Windows Vista

I am trying to establish a VPN connection to a server in my office from my laptop at home. I tried some of the steps as mentioned here: Connect to a network Connect to a workplace Use my Internet ...
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Handling switching connection from two computers to one LCD screen

I have the following equipment: Dell UltraSharp U2412M Monitor with LED Stationary HOME PC Ultrabook Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C USB Mouse USB Keyboard Here is the diagram of how I currently have ...
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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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Router slows down after some time, only over wifi, no admin, router reboot helps

Problem's in the title. Additional info: Router - TL-WR1043ND (TP-Link), latest firmware. Wireless security - WPA2/AES. OS - OpenSuSE 12.2 and 12.1 (two computers). After reboot everything is ...
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Buffer streams on slow internet connection

I use a very slow internet connection. TV streams (Adobe Flash) are not watchable since they pause every few seconds for buffering. I tried increasing the Flash buffer size (to unlimited) in the ...
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Suspicious network activity: spamming “who has” messages forever

I don't think I have ever seen this happening when I have used Wireshark to view the traffic: It starts from 192.168.0.2 and loops to 192.168.0.255, then starts it all over again, endlessly. Is ...
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OS X Terminal Remote Connection Port Number

I've been trying to set up a remote connection via terminal, but I'm running into a few issues. This is how I initially had it set up: ssh root@***.***.***.** Then I tried to add the -p 1234, but ...
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Extremely high ping on just one computer

So, something very weird is happening to me...here are the facts: Before I moved to this place, my internet connection was running perfectly. Changed residence and ISP, internet is very-very slow ...
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Router slowing my connection?

I have a Linksys WRT54G and I pay for a 12Mbps connection. I've been testing my connection using speedtest.net for many days and always get 8Mbps. I called the support and they told me to bypass the ...
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Why Wireless NIC Loses Its Lease To Router?

This constantly started to happen some time ago. I connect to my router andand lose every few seconds connection to router and it reconnects again. I have screenshooted most errors that Event Viewer ...